A difficult man to track. There is doubt on his name. His ADRIC Roll entry is definitely " J L Griffiths" but the inquest gives him as "John Leonard Garvey Griffith". I cannot find any Griffiths with Garvey in Christian names. He transferred from being a Barrack Defence Sergeant, so his regiment is not on the record. The most likely man is 2nd Lt J L Griffiths of Welsh Regt, but I need Officers file to establish this.
1893 Aug 6. Born Glamorgan from RIC inscription.
1901 census at. 52, Pill Street, Llandough, Cardiff
1911 Oct 18 Leaves UK for Canada - but not on CEF
1916 I cannot prove if this is him or not, but the coincidence of Llandaff is compelling. Charles and Dorothy re-married in 1919 to boot.
1920 Jul 6. Enlisted in RIC, first as a Constable, then became a Barrack Defence Officer 71875 RIC number.
1920 Jul 29. A former Defence of Barracks officer, transferred to ADRIC. RIC no 72340, ADRIC no 148. Posted A Coy
1921 Feb 7 Transferred to C Coy
1921 Mar 31. Failed to answer a challenge from a sentry when returning to barracks, and was shot as a result
Inquest report. With statements from R M Taylor (2nd DI), T/Cadet A G Dix, T/Cadet W Gilmour,
1921 Death in Irish GRO for John L G Griffiths registered in Dublin in Apr/Jun 1921
WO 339/38356 2nd Lieutenant John Leonard GRIFFITHS. The Welsh Regiment.