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- Griffin, James
|PERSONAL DETAILS||James GRIFFIN|
|Birth date and place||22 Dec 1828 Clonmel, Waterford, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark.|
|Marriage date and place||2 Sep 1855 St Mary’s RC Church, Clonmell, Waterford, Ireland.|
|Spouse||Bridget (Brigid) CONNELL.|
|Children||John 1856 (d.1858 WA), Clonmel, Ireland.|
Mary 1858, Toodyay, Western Australia.
John Thomas 1859 Toodyay, Western Australia.
Michael Christopher 1861, Toodyay, Western Australia.
Catherine 1864, Toodyay, Western Australia.
Joanna 1866, Toodyay, Western Australia.
Julia 1867, Toodyay, Western Australia.
James 1868, Toodyay, Western Australia.
Dennis 1871, Toodyay, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||18 Dec 1889 Toodyay, Western Australia.|
Cause of Death: Chronic ulcerations of the intestines.
|Burial date and place||Dec 1889, RC Section, Toodyay Cemetery, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||Will: 28 Jul 1889. Probate: 23 Jun 1890, Supreme Court of Western Australia.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||33rd (Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1955 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||22 Dec 1845 Clonmel, Tipperary.|
|Musters||1851 Newcastle on Tyne [WO12-4838].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Alma. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
One Good Conduct Badge.
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Wounded. Battle at the River Alma. 20 September 1854.|
Left hand disabled by gun shot wound through the wrist, received at Alma. Unfit for the service.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||10 Jul 1855 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||8 years 201 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1498/32.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Clonmel (1855). Dartmoor (1856).|
|Pension Amount||10d. per diem. Increased to 1/4d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||19 Mar 1857 London; 3 Jul 1857 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
1871 Temporary Assistant Warder, Newcastle [Barker p.90].
1878 Temporary Hospital Order [M S James p. 330].
|Land Grant/Purchase||31 Oct 1864 Assigned Lot S1 Newcastle, 4 acres; 7 Mar 1865 applied for Title Deed #2055.|
Avon Loc. 488 and 323 (refer Will).
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Western Australian Tiems 4 Apr 1879.|
Toodyay Herald 5 Jan 1918 (for wife, Bridget Teresa).
Sunday Times 23 Feb 1936.
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|