Private Edward Grffiths injured in action, 1916

As the result of a shell burst, Private Edward Griffiths, of the Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, was buried for 24 hours under a mass of earthworks. Badly bruised, when rescued he was unconscious for five days, and by December 1916 had been sent home to Chicheley, with his discharge from military service being almost a certainty. Formerly employed by Mr. J. Riley, a farmer, he had been in France for five months, having enlisted in March 1916.