Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

V J Griffiths (1888 - 1918)

Vivian John Griffiths was born in Buildwas in 1888 and was baptised at the parish church on 8th July. He was the son of John Griffiths, a farmer, and his wife Eleanor. They lived at Abbey Grange Farm.

Vivian was educated at Bridgnorth Grammar School. In the 1911 census he is recorded as a student, aged 23.

Vivian served first in the Royal Army Service Corps before being transferred to the 6th (City of London Battn.) the London Regiment attached to the King's Royal Rifle Company. He died in England on 4th May, 1918. The Commonwealth War Graves records are unclear as to his last resting place, appearing to suggest that he is buried both in Shrewsbury General Cemetery and in Buildwas (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

Rifleman Griffiths, 44862 (fomerly S/355447 RASC), was awarded the Victory and British medals.

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