Griffin, Victor Ernest: Service no. 159615


Digitized Service Record

Source: September 1916 K.I.A.

Source: CVWM
Source: CVWM
Source: CVWM
Source: CVWM

Pte. Victor E. Griffin of Toronto Makes Supreme Sacrifice

PTE. VICTOR E. GRIFFIN, fifth son of Mrs. Griffin, 49 Garnock ave., has been killed in action in his 19th year. He went overseas with the 81st Battalion, but was drafted about two months ago to an Ontario Battalion of the 2nd Division, with which he served while near Yyres [Ypres], later moving down to the Somme district. With them he took part in the storming of Courcelette.

Before enlisting Pte. Griffin was in the Market Branch of the Standard Band, where he was a general favorite. Three older brothers are also on active service and went overseas with the First Contingent. Two of them, Sergt. Jack Griffin and Lieut. Stanley Griffin, have been in France since February, 1915. The latter was slightly wounded in July. The third brother, Sergt. Philip Griffin, have been at the front with the Royal Canadian Dragoons since May 1915. The family came to Toronto from Newry, Ireland, in 1912.

Source: Toronto Star, October 11, 1916 via CVWM

“Killed in Action”

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