Great Wyrley’s WWI Fallen: Sapper Harry Griffiths and his Fall from Grace

Posted: December 31, 2014 in Soldiers, War Memorials, WWI
The moving tribute to Harry in the Cannock Advertiser obituary column, May 1916 (Cannock Library)

The moving tribute to Harry in the Cannock Advertiser obituary column, May 1916
(Cannock Library)

As a miserable man facing a financial meltdown caused by the coinciding of the eldest Wyrleyblogette’s 18th birthday, followed by Christmas and then the new year, I decided to cheer myself up by doing another one of Great Wyrley’s, and in this case, also Cheslyn Hay’s fallen soldiers of the Great War 🙂 . I had decided to pick-up on what appeared to be, and did in fact prove to be, yet another error on the Wyrley gates: Griffiths H.Y. My belief that H.Y should be Hy, for Harry, but more likely a Henry Griffiths in the formal record, was compounded by a rather curious little entry that I had come across while nipping through the Cannock Advertiser when researching a previous soldier: it was to be found in the obituary column in late May 1916 and stated that Henry Griffiths, from Cheslyn Hay, had been killed in an accident on 15 May 1916…. Read More… https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/wyrley-landywood/great-wyrleys-fallen-wwi/sapper-henry-griffiths-harrys-fall-from-grace/

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