Gritton's (Gritten's) Lost in Battle

This page contains details of Gritton's who have died in both WW1 , WW2 and Malaya etc. The detail has mainly been extracted from the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and each name has a click link directly to notes for that individual.
Furthermore there is an ongoing project "The Wargraves Photographic Project" constructing a digital photo archive in assocation with CWGC. Wherever possible there is also a link to the record at TWGPP.
Many of these lads left home to fight in the wars, left no records except the Roll of Honour.

They shall not grow old, as we are left to grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We Will Remember Them

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Surname Forename Rank Service Number Date Of Death Age Regiment/Service Nationality Grave/Memorial Ref. Cemetery/Memorial Name TWPP
GRITTON ALFRED JAMES Guardsman 2735424 03/08/1944 25 Welsh Guards United Kingdom Panel 12 Column 3 BAYEUX MEMORIAL Yes
GRITTON BERTRAM ERNEST Private 1776317 25/09/1944 23 York and Lancaster Regiment United Kingdom V. D. 3. LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY Yes
GRITTON CATHERINE CATHARINE Civilian - 30/04/1941 83 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom PLYMOUTH COUNTY BOROUGH NO
GRITTON JOHN WILLIAM Rifleman B/6274 08/06/1944 Unknown Royal Winnipeg Rifles R.C.I.C. Canadian VIII. B. 15. BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY Yes
*GRITTON S Lieutenant - 05/10/1918 Unknown Indian Army Postal Service Indian VI. F. 8. * BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY NO
GRITTON THOMAS Ordinary Seaman P/JX 234978 19/12/1941 25 Royal Navy United Kingdom Panel 50 Column 3 PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Yes
GRITTON WILFRED Lance Sergeant 2662561 10/11/1943 29 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom VII. D. 23. CASSINO WAR CEMETERY Yes
*GRITTEN A J Lance Corporal 200738 28/09/1917 25 Dorset Regiment United Kingdom XIII.E.8 * BAGDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY NO
GRITTEN JOSEPH WILLIAM Lance Corporal 2816 02/10/1916 24 London Regiment United Kingdom Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Yes
GRITTEN HENRY ALFRED Private 28158 09/10/1917 Unknown Grenadier Guards 2nd Bn. United Kingdom Panel 9. TYNE COT MEMORIAL Yes
GRITTEN STANLEY WILLIAM Lieutenant - 10/10/1917 24 Australian Machine Gun Corps Australian Panel 31. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Yes
GRITTEN RICHARD ERROL Pilot Lieutenant - 17/04/1945 21 South African Air Force South African O.171 ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Yes

If anybody recognises a relative or former colleague here we would love to hear from you with whatever information you have.
By clicking on the name you will be taken to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site for fuller details.

* Due to the current situation in Iraq the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cannot maintain graves at the Baghdad War Cemetery. Rolls of Honour are able to be viewed at the CWGC HQ in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.
( see additional detail here )

If anyone has photographs or is visiting one of the grave sites and is willing to photograph the headstone and details we would be very pleased to hear from you and have copy for publication.
With your permission we would also forward digital copy to The Wargraves Photographic Project on your behalf.

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Created -- 18-04-09
Updated -- 18-10-2012