S. W. Griffiths
Service no. 25351
Private, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 6th Battalion
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in Lambeth; lived in Clapham
Killed in action age 19 on 2 July 1918
CWGC: “Son of William and Caroline Griffiths, of 8 Aldebert Terrace, Albert Square, Clapham Road, London.”
Remembered at Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, France
Information from the censuses
In 1911 the Griffiths family was living at 8 Aldebert Terrace, South Lambeth. William Griffiths, 53, was a blacksmith working for the railway, from Mornston in Glamorganshire. Carrie Griffiths, 46, was from Oldswinford, Worcestershire. They had 6 children, all surviving in 1911.
Thomas Griffiths, 15, was a junior clerk in a stationery company
William Griffiths, 13
Sidney Griffiths, 12
Mildred Griffiths, 9
Albert Griffiths, 7
Charlie Griffiths, 1
All the children were born in Lambeth.
Theodore Arthur Hill, a single 32-year-old theatrical actor from Blackheath, south-east London, boarded with the family. In Ten years previously, in 1901 the Griffiths family was found at 183 South Lambeth Road living with 4 boarders.