PERSONAL DETAILSJames GRIFFIN
Birth date and place22 Dec 1828 Clonmel, Waterford, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark.
Marriage date and place2 Sep 1855 St Mary’s RC Church, Clonmell, Waterford, Ireland.
SpouseBridget (Brigid) CONNELL.
ChildrenJohn 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 place18 Dec 1889 Toodyay, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Chronic ulcerations of the intestines.
Burial date and placeDec 1889, RC Section, Toodyay Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateWill: 28 Jul 1889. Probate: 23 Jun 1890, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons 3403-1890-0969].
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)33rd (Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1955 Private.
Attestation date and place22 Dec 1845 Clonmel, Tipperary.
Service/CampaignsCrimea.
Musters1851 Newcastle on Tyne [WO12-4838].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place10 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service8 years 201 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1498/32.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictClonmel (1855). Dartmoor (1856).
Pension Amount10d. per diem. Increased to 1/4d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipClara.
Departure and Arrival19 Mar 1857 London; 3 Jul 1857 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
1871 Temporary Assistant Warder, Newcastle [Barker p.90].
1878 Temporary Hospital Order [M S James p. 330].
Farmer.
Land Grant/Purchase31 Oct 1864 Assigned Lot S1 Newcastle, 4 acres; 7 Mar 1865 applied for Title Deed #2055.
Avon Loc. 488 and 323 (refer Will).
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesWestern Australian Tiems 4 Apr 1879.
Toodyay Herald 5 Jan 1918 (for wife, Bridget Teresa).
Sunday Times 23 Feb 1936.
Departure from WANot applicable.