Griffiths, E J D or J E D
EDWYN JOHN DALTON or JOHN EDWYN DALTON GRIFFITHS
Remembered with honour Tehran Memorial: Panel 5, Column 2.
He enlisted in London, and was formerly Private 1059 2/3rd County of London Yeomanry. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 9 March 1915, and died in Basra or Bijar, Mesopotamia. Unfortunately, Edwyn’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Edwyn in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 28 September 1918.
Son of Edwin George and Edith Frances or Frances Edith (nee SMITH) GRIFFITHS of Watford.
His parents married 28 June 1896 at Holy Trinity, Brompton, London. Edith died 1926 in Watford aged 53, and was buried 10 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Edwin died 5 April 1941 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 9 April, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Edwyn was born 9 May 1897 in Hammersmith, London, and baptised 6 June 1897 at Holy Trinity, Brompton. He attended Alexandra School, Watford, from 10 January 1905 to 29 July 1909, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Hammersmith, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 13, he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)