Griffin, Charles

BORN HULL 1894. SON OF JOHN BROWN GRIFFIN (1856-1907) & ANNIE ELIZABETH TROWHELL (860-1904), OF 4, OCKLEY TERRACE, WEST PARADE, HULL (1901 CENSUS) & 64 WEST DOCK AVENUE, HULL. HE HAD FIVE BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER. HE JOINED THE MERCHANT NAVY, ON 19/06/1908.

SERVED AS BOSUN, ON THE STEAM SHIP “MAURITIUS”. LOST AT SEA, ON 17/05/1915, AGED 20. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL TIMES ON 19/06/1915.

HIS BROTHER,ALBERT GRIFFIN, WAS A REGULAR SOLDIER. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 8627, 2ND BORDER REGIMENT, AND KILLED ON 18/12/1914, AGED 28.

ANOTHER BROTHER, JOHN REUBEN (JACK) GRIFFIN, DCM, (1883-1957), SERVED AS SERGEANT, 376387, 2ND/6TH DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY & WAS AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, ON 22/08/1918.

On 17/05/1915 the Hull steam trawler MAURITIUS (H547) was posted missing:- Lost with all hands whilst fishing in the North Sea.
CREW LOST ON MAURITIUS (H547), missing in the North Sea, presumed to be enemy action, 17th May, 1915.
BASSETT, David (22), 5 Filey-grove, Gillett St, Hull. 3rd/Hand
BELL. E, (25), 49 Eton St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer
GRIFFEN, Charles (20), West Dock-Ave, Hull. Bosun
OLIVER, Frederick (16), 7 Prince-ter, West Dock-Ave, Hull. Trimmer
PARKER, Edward (36), 1 Herbert-ter, Regent St, Hull. Cook
SMITH, James (49), 1 Olive-grove, Subway St, Hull. 2nd/Hand
SUMMER, Andrew (44), 12 Division Rd, Hull. Skipper
SUMMER, Harold (17), 12 Division Rd, Hull. Deckhand
TATTERSFIELD, J (26), 7 Ash-ave, Subway St, Hull. Chief Engineer
https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?151920


First name:
CHARLES
Rank:
Bosun
Date Died
17/05/1915
Place died:
TOWER HILL NAVAL MEMORIAL, LONDON, UK
Age:
20
4 OCKLEY TERRACE, WEST PARADE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK