Griffiths, Osborne W.
Osborne W. Griffiths, Private, 13425, Coldstream Guards.
Osborne was the son of George Llewhellin Griffiths and Edith A. Griffiths of Pembroke. He resided at Carew prior to the war, and enlisted at Hayward’s Heath into the Coldstream Guards. Osborne was posted to the 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, which was attached to 4th (Guards) Brigade, 2nd Division.
The Division moved to France at the outbreak of war, and fought from the opening Battle of Mons, through the retreat south to the Aisne.
The Guards were at the forefront of the fighting in France. On 20 August 1915 the 3rd Battalion transferred to 1st (Guards) Brigade, Guards Division, and took part in the Battle of Loos, which was launched on 25 September 1915.
It was probably at Loos that Osborne was wounded and returned home for treatment. Sadly, he died of his wounds on 16 November 1915 aged 34.