John Griffin

John Griffin was killed on the 25th of September 1915, one of Lancaster’s worst days of the War. His loss was obviously felt deeply by the family as his great niece recalls:

“My nana’s brother John Griffin (Charles St,  Lancaster) was in the Seaforth Highlanders he was killed… at age 20 years. When his mum died my great nana it was discovered that she had kept all his clothes for years as she never gave up hope that he would one day return home. There was no closure because there was no body. His name is on the memorial wall next to the town hall, all my ancestors are Lancastrians.”