Harry Griffin was born in Leicestershire and was the son of John and Elizabeth Griffin of 25 Bowling Green Road, Stourbridge. He enlisted in the Worcester Territorials, but by 1918 was serving in the 2nd Battalion in 33rd Division. They had remained on the alert on the Passchendaele ridge during the first German offensive of March, but by the time the German attack on the Lys came on 9 April they had retired into the reserve. As soon as the German Sixth Army had broken through, the 33rd Division was ordered to the front and the Worcesters took up position in front of Neuve Eglise. Private Harry Griffin was killed in action in the first engagement with the overwhelming German forces. He was 21 years of age and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert, Stourbridge and St. Thomas's church Memorials.
Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley
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