2068408 Corporal

 

Edward James Griffiths.

 

4 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

Photo taken by Paul Benson.

 

Son of Thomas and Mary Griffiths Birkenhead.

 

Died on the 17th September 1945. Aged 30.

 

Buried at Landican Cemetery, Birkenhead.

Roman Catholic Section 5 Grave 178.

 

Lieutenant C. Shrimpton, who was a survivor from Dunkirk and Corporal E. Griffiths a coach builder in civilian life, from Birkenhead, was killed whilst clearing a minefield in Caister, Norfolk, next to the life boat station. There were no witnesses to this incident; however Sergeant L. Horsham who was engaged in clearance work nearby heard the explosion at 14.45. He believed that Lieutenant Shrimpton had been very close to the mine and Corporal Griffiths to have been within a fifty yard radius of it when it exploded.

 

 

Mundesely Memorial, Norfolk.