Private William Charles Griffiths

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

24 Jan 1887

Date of Death

30 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Tram driver


Luton Tramways

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 7th June 1917
Pte William Charles Griffiths

Pte William Charles Griffiths, 29183, 9th Battalion Essex Regiment, was killed in action in France on April 30th, 1917. He was 30 years old.

His married sister Emma Mary received notification that her brother went into action on April 30th and was missing from that date. Worcester-born William was lodging at 2 Arthur Street, Houghton Regis, with his sister at the time of the 1911 Census and was working as a miller for her husband, Arthur James Smith.

William later became a tram driver in Luton before joining up and beginning training at Felixstowe in July 1916. By the time of William's death, Emma and her husband were living at Wynd Holm, Houghton Road, Dunstable.

Pte Griffiths is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour, but no address is given for him.

Pte William Charles Griffiths

Author: Deejaya

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