Annie Margaret Griffiths

b. 1891, d. 9 August 1967
FatherCharles Richard Griffiths b. 13 Jun 1869, d. 3 Jun 1938
MotherAnn Elizabeth Godden b. 3 Jun 1865, d. 26 Jan 1932
Annie Griffiths with children Ivy and Fred c1918
     Annie Margaret Griffiths was born in 1891 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Charles Richard Griffiths and Ann Elizabeth Godden.
On 31 March 1901 Annie Margaret Griffiths lived at 1 Exeter St, Preston Park, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.2
Annie Margaret Griffiths was a general servant domestic in 1911.3
In 1911 Annie Margaret Griffiths lived at 21 Exeter St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.3
Annie Margaret Griffiths married Frederick George Daw, son of Alfred Daw and Caroline Ruth Waller, on 20 December 1913 at St Luke's Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 20 September 1915 Annie Margaret Griffiths and Frederick George Daw lived at 21 Exeter St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Fred enlisted in the Army on 20 Sep 1915. His rank was Sapper, and his service number was 4143. He was in the 1/3rd Home Counties Reserve Field Co. Royal Engineers on enlistment and later the 499th Home Counties Reserve Field Co. R.E., and then the 592 (Forth) Fortress Coy (his regimental number was 536134). He passed a proficiency test as an electrician at Gosport in 1918 and appears to have served in an engineering capacity during the war, and did not serve overseas.5

On 19 Mar 1919 Frederick Daw was demobilised from the army and transferred to the Army Reserve. His residence was still 21 Exeter St at that time, which is the address of Annie's parents, suggesting that she lived with them while Fred served during the war.
After the war Frederick George Daw was a cooper at a brewery in Portslade, and they appear to have moved there to live.
Annie and Fred's son, Frederick Charles DAW, was probably named after his uncle Frederick Charles Griffiths who was killed in WWI in 1917. It is ironic that he was also killed in war, in the Middle East in 1941. He was a Private in the 1st Bn Royal Sussex Regiment (no 873234) and at the time of his death was recorded as age 24 years, son of Frederick George and Annie Margaret Daw, of Upper Portslade, Sussex.
In 1941 Annie Margaret Griffiths and Frederick George Daw lived at Upper Portslade, Sussex, England.
Annie Margaret Griffiths died on 9 August 1967 at Bevendean Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England. She died of lymphosarcoma.6

Family

Frederick George Daw b. 1889, d. 1967
Marriage*
Annie Margaret Griffiths married Frederick George Daw, son of Alfred Daw and Caroline Ruth Waller, on 20 December 1913 at St Luke's Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] General Register Office Indexes to Births, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1891, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 282."
  2. [S74] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 940 folio 27 page 8."
  3. [S75] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5155 RG78PN228 RD80 SD1 ED3 SN87."
  4. [S145] General Register Office Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1913, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 625."
  5. [S246] Webpage Ancestry.co.uk (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
    Original data: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
    War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ (Microfilm Copies); (The National Archives Microfilm Publication WO363); Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England."
  6. [S376] Copy death certificate of Annie Margaret Daw, died 9 Aug 1967, registered 9 Aug 1967 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (General Register Office, England, GRO Index Ref: Vol 5h page 64).