South Staffordshire War Memorials

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

A. D. Griffiths

John Daniel Griffiths (known as Daniel) was born at Oaken and was Baptised at St Nicholas, Codsall on 24th February, 1895. He was the son of Daniel, a coachman, and his wife Sarah Ellen. By 1901 the family had moved to Merridale, Wolverhampton. Daniel senior died in 1908 by which time the Griffiths were living at Wyre Hill, Bewdley.

Daniel junior married Polly Fletcher in 1914; the couple had a son, John William, born in 1915.

Daniel served with the 3rd Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment for less than a year. He was killed in action during the Battle of Pozieres phase of the Somme Campaign, 1916. On the 23rd August the Battalion moved into trenches in the Leipzig Salient in preparation for their successful attack on the Hindenburg Trench. Daniel was one of the 7 Other Ranks killed on that day. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Private Daniel Griffiths, 28903, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.