Thomas Griffiths was the son of Joseph and Eliza Griffiths of 55 St John Street. Netherton, and was married to Jane. He joined the 4th Battalion, probably before 1914, when they were stationed in Burma. The battalion returned home to join the 29th Division and within a short time set sail again for the Mediterranean to engage Turkey, Germany's ally. The Expeditionary Force travelled to the eastern Mediterranean with the putpose of Taking Gallipoli and reaching Constantinople. It was a complex landing at Cape Helles but the Worcesters landed at W beach without much difficulty. Scaling the low cliffs, however, was opposed by the Turks and casualties were taken in this difficult manoeuvre. Among the few who were killed in action was Private Thomas Griffiths. He was 20 years of age and is commemorated on the Helles and Dudley Memorials.
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