20657 Private Frank George Harris Griffiths
Born in Appledore Devon in 1896.
His parents were David Henry Griffiths
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.