Griffin, Joseph Charles

Joseph Charles 


1887 - 1918
Rank Private
Service no.16983
DiedJuly 27, 1918



Joseph Charles

Joseph Charles Griffin

Joseph was born in 1887 in Thurmaston. His father, Charles Griffin, a brick labourer,married Lucy Busby and had 6 children –
Charles Henry 1873
Jane Elizabeth 1874
Thomas William 1877
Frederick 1880
Harriet Ada 1881
Annie Louisa 1883
Lucy died, aged 35, in 1884 and later that year Charles married his second wife Elizabeth Hames. They went on to have 7 children-
Harriet Gertrude MA 1885
Kate Elizabeth 1887
Joseph Charles 1889
Albert Edward V1891
Rose 1896
Lily Rose 1899
Alfred 1901

In 1891 census the family lived at Havelock Cottages, Thurmaston. In 1901 census they lived at 79 Morton Road, Leicester.
1908 Elizabeth died.
I can find no 1911 census for Joseph but in 1914 he married Gladys Victoria Elliot and they had 1 son, Reginald, in 1916.

Joseph enlisted as Private 4638116th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment and then became Private 16983 in the Labour Corps. He Died of accidental wounds on 27.7.1918 and is buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.