2nd Lieutenant Album Gladstone Griffith - RE - 157 Railway Construction Coy

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  1. indypendypuss

    indypendypuss Member

    I have recently been researching the life of our village vicar from 1917-1927 i.e. the Reverend Robert Gladstone Griffith and discovered that his son (born in China in 1914) died on the 6th August 1941 at York.

    This qualifies him for inclusion in a supplementary booklet we are currently producing which will cover omissions and corrections to our original WW1 and WW2 booklets that we published in 2014.

    I have found that he completed his 142nd OTCU training course in February 1941 and was assigned to the 157 Railway Company as a 2nd Lieutenant (service no 172010). The 142nd OCTU were based at Aldershot which is close to Farnborough where is father moved to in 1927.

    I was wondering if anyone might be able to help with a possible cause of death ? He was buried at St Michael's Church Steeple Claydon, Bucks where is father moved to in 1940.

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Alban Griffith
    Given Initials: A G
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Death Date: 6 Aug 1941
    Number: 172010
    Birth Place: China
    Residence: Buckinghamshire
    Branch at Enlistment: Other Corps
    Theatre of War: United Kingdom
    Regiment at Death: Royal Engineers
    Branch at Death: Other Corps

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Alban G Griffith
    Death Age: 27
    Birth Date: abt 1914
    Registration Date: Sep 1941
    Registration district: York
    Inferred County: Yorkshire East Riding
    Volume: 9c
    Page: 1355

    A copy of his death cert should tell you his cause of death
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  3. indypendypuss

    indypendypuss Member

    Sadly, I have just discovered via the British Newspaper Archive that he shot himself.
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