Photographs courtesy of Ed.

William is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 22nd July 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 20th November 1917; age: 19; KiA.

Residence: Roker, Tyne and Wear.

Enlistment Location: Newcastle-on-Tyne.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 52266.

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own),  2/6th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Grand Ravine British Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William F. & Martha Caroline Griss, of 5, Duke Street (North), Roker, Sunderland.




1901   Key Street, Ipswich.


William was 2 years old and living with his parents & brother.

William Fenton Griss, 27, a Harness Maker – Manager, born Ipswich.

Martha Caroline Griss (nee Freeman), 22, born Ipswich.

George Freeman Griss, 1, born Ipswich.

1911   Row 121, No. 21, King Street, Great Yarmouth, North.


William was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 37, a Harness Maker.

Martha, 32.

George, 11.

John Archibald Griss, 9, born Ipswich.

Frances Ida Griss, 8, born Ipswich.

Hilda Olive Griss, 6, born Ipswich.

Donald Joan Griss, 3, born Ipswich.

Eric Godfrey Griss, 4 months, born Great Yarmouth.


Soldiers’ Effects to William F. Griss – father.

One Comment

  • William Henry Griss was the nephew of Elizabeth Mason nee Griss the first wife of my grandfather Frederick Mason. William was therefore the cousin of Kenneth Daines Mason who is remembered on the memorial.


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