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VC332   William Griffiths

BORN   1841

DIED   22 January 1879  AGE   37

VC Won  7 May 1867   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Little Andaman Island, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean

War/Campaign  Andaman Island Expedition

Name   William Griffiths   No.    1056

VC Issue No.   332   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Place Of Death   Isandhlwana Battle Field, Zululand, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Isandhlwana Battle Field, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   June 1879

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   17 December 1867

VC Presented   16 April 1868 by GOC Pegu, Major-General A Faunce at Rangoon, Burma


P  Named on Regimental Memorial at Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

P  Named on Regimental Memorial, Isandhlwana Battle Field, Zululand, South Africa

P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

By The Way…

William Griffiths was buried on the battlefield and his grave marked by one of the many cairns

VC Held By

South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, Wales



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