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Hugh Griffiths, Baron Griffiths

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William Hugh Griffiths, Baron Griffiths, MC, PC (26 September 1923 – 30 May 2015) was a British soldier, cricketer, barrister, judge and life peer. The son of Sir Hugh Griffiths, he was educated at Charterhouse School and St John's College, Cambridge. During the Second World War he served in the Welsh Guards, receiving a Military Cross in 1944 for an action in which he disarmed a German tank. Griffiths was called to the Bar, Inner Temple in 1949, and became a Queen's Counsel in 1964. From 1962 to 1964, he was Recorder of Margate, and from 1964 to 1970 of Cambridge. In 1971, Griffiths was knighted and was made Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, a post he held until 1980. Between 1980 and 1985, he was Lord Justice of Appeal, and between 1985 and 1993 Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, and was created, on 23 May 1985, a life peer with the title Baron Griffiths, of Govilon, in the County of Gwent on his appointment. Griffiths married three times: first Evelyn Kr
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