20657 Private Frank George Harris Griffiths

9th(Service)Battalion 

Devonshire Regiment  

Born in Appledore Devon in 1896.

His parents were David Henry Griffiths

(09/07/1862-21/01/1943) and

Elizabeth Ann Harris(1858-1936). They were married in 1879.

Frank had 5 brothers; Henry Bethnel(1881-1908),

David Henry(born in 1890),John William Ford

(born in 1894),Wilfred Sydney Colwill(born in 1899) and George Albert Harris(born in 1904). He also had 2 sisters; Elizabeth Ann Harris(born in 1883) and Lillian Ann

(born in 1886).

In the 1901 census, the family were recorded as living

22 Irsha Street Appledore,Devon. Franks father was employed as a sail maker for ships.

In the 1911 census the family had moved to

'Fair View' 34 Irsha Street Appledore Devon.

Frank was being employed as a caddie at a golf club,but his father was no longer working as he had become crippled 7 years earlier.

Frank enlisted in Bideford and was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1918 War and Allied Victory medals.   

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