Born: 14th August 1879, New York, U.S.A.

Died: 23rd April 1918; age: 38; KiA – H.M.S. ‘North Star’ – had nearly completed his 22 years in the Navy.

Residence: 20, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Date: 22nd February 1898 – signed up for 12 years; Occupation: Tiler. Height on joining: 5ft 3 1/2. height in 1910: 5ft 5 3/4. Fresh complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair. Next of Kin: Maud Elizabeth Wilson.

Rank: Chief Stoker; Service Number: 287554; Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘ North Star.’


Mentioned in Despatches – 23rd July 1918.


Grave Reference:


Les Baraques Military Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1891   Plas Tirion Lodge, Llanrug, Caernarvonshire, Wales.


Albert was 12 years old and living with his uncle & aunt & cousins.

Lewis Griffith, 78, a retired General Labourer, born Llandehlio, Caernarvonshire, Wales.

Elizabeth Griffith, 72, born Llangion, Caernavronshire.

Margaret Griffith, 26, born Anglsey, Holyhead.

William Griffith, 3, born Llanrug.


1901   Gibraltar


Albert was 21 years old, he was ranked a Stoker and member of the crew on board H.M.S. ‘Repulse’


1911   Senior Naval Offices, Buoy, Shanghai, China.


Albert was 31 years old, he was ranked a Stoker Petty Officer and member of the crew on board H.M.S.’Astraea.’ Captain – Edward B. Kinddle. 241 men on board, 58 not on board.


In 1916, Ipswich, Albert married Maud Elizabeth Warren.

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