Grave of Vincent Herbert GRIFFITHS: b. 3 Jan 1912 Sydney NSW, d. 12 Sep 1941 England & bur. in St Nicholas Churchyard, Cottesmore, Rutland, England. Vincent was Joseph Lane STRONG's brother-in-law and best man at his wedding… see image# 33. He died 7 months after Joseph's wedding in a WWII mid-air crash in England.
Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Pilbeam, 2014.
Obituary: AIR FORCE LOSSES
Sergeant-Pilot Griffiths is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Griffiths, of 93 St. Stephen's Avenue, Parnell. Born in Sydney 29 years ago, he was educated at Epsom School, Auckland Grammar School and Auckland University. He joined the New Zealand Air Force in 1934 and was a member of the ground staff until he resigned to follow civil employment. He was an assessor with the North Island Motor Union Insurance Company at the outbreak of war when, as a reservist, he was called for service. He immediately volunteered for pilot's duties, and after carrying out his training at Levin, Taieri and Wigram, he left for England in March of this year. He was a keen athlete and played senior football for College Rifles before the war.
New Zealand Herald, Volume 78, Issue 24075, 20 September 1941, Page 13