George Griffith Griffiths

Trooper George Griffith Griffiths was the husband of Isobel Griffiths of Bangor, Co. Down. George was a prisoner of war on the ill-fated S.S Scillin in 1942.


George Griffith Griffiths


Trooper George Griffith Griffiths (3763227) served in 40th (The King’s) Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps during the Second World War. Born on 21st September 1905, he was the son of David Griffiths and Jane Griffiths (née Prescott) of 32 Holywell Street, Bootle, Lancashire, England, and the husband of Isobel Griffiths of Windmill Cottages, Bangor, Co. Down.

Trooper Griffiths died on 14th November 1942 aged 37 years old. He was a prisoner of war, departing from Tripoli, Libya to Sicily on S.S. Scillin when it controversially came under attack from H.M. Submarine Sahib. He has no known grave and his name is on Column 24 of the Alamein Memorial, Egypt. His name is also on the town war memorial in Bangor, Co. Down, and the congregation memorial of Ballyholme Presbyterian Church, Bangor, Co. Down.

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