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Temp.Captain John Griffiths


Wesley Wright

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Captain Griffiths -12th Royal Irish Rifles--native of Chester- a BSc from University of Wales-School teacher in Larne Grammar School-Co. Antrim--KIA on 1st July 1916

His medal index cards appears to show he was M.I.D in January 1917

Can someone please confirm.

Wesley Wright

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His MID is referred to in CWGC's data, too, and the MIC says that it was in the London Gazette on 4 Jan 1917, page 229 - unfortunately LG website has been "improved" so it no longer works very well but hopefully this is a temporary thing and "normal" service will be resumed soon... but it seems almost certain that the reference to MID is correct. If no-one does it in the meantime, I will try to post a link later.

C

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His MID is referred to in CWGC's data, too, and the MIC says that it was in the London Gazette on 4 Jan 1917, page 229 - unfortunately LG website has been "improved" so it no longer works very well but hopefully this is a temporary thing and "normal" service will be resumed soon... but it seems almost certain that the reference to MID is correct. If no-one does it in the meantime, I will try to post a link later.

C

Thank you very much

Wesley

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John Griffith is included in the University of Wales Roll of Service (1921) under the University College of North Wales, Bangor. It shows he entered the UCNW in 1899, and was a member of the Volunteer Company of the 1st Carnarvonshire RGAV (in other words, the pre-1908 version of the OTC). Also Captain, RIR. Oddly enough, it doesn't have the symbol indicating he was MID.

It also gives him as coming from Nerquis, Mold (Flintshire). His name is on the bronze memorial plaques to the Fallen of the UCNW as Captain, RIR. .

Clive

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John Griffith is included in the University of Wales Roll of Service (1921) under the University College of North Wales, Bangor. It shows he entered the UCNW in 1899, and was a member of the Volunteer Company of the 1st Carnarvonshire RGAV (in other words, the pre-1908 version of the OTC). Also Captain, RIR. Oddly enough, it doesn't have the symbol indicating he was MID.

It also gives him as coming from Nerquis, Mold (Flintshire). His name is on the bronze memorial plaques to the Fallen of the UCNW as Captain, RIR. .

Clive

Thanks for the information-much appreciated

Wesley

As promised, here is the link to the London Gazette entry for the Mention in Dispatches. It is is in Issue 29890, page 239 dated 4 January 1917.

Thanks for information - much appreciated.

Wesley

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Minor addition, the Carl's Cam website has him listed on the Chester War Memorial in the Town Hall, panel 1, as Capt. John Griffiths, 12th Irish Rifles. He wasn't shown on the list of Nerquis fallen on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch in Bangor, Gwynedd.

Clive

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Minor addition, the Carl's Cam website has him listed on the Chester War Memorial in the Town Hall, panel 1, as Capt. John Griffiths, 12th Irish Rifles. He wasn't shown on the list of Nerquis fallen on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch in Bangor, Gwynedd.

Clive

Thanks you very much.

Wesley Wright

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He is commemorated on the University College of North Wales, Bangor, war memorial. I have just tried to upload the photograph but it is too big. If you would like a copy please send a pm.

Regards ... Maricourt

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