PERSONAL DETAILS James GRIFFIN
Birth date and place 22 Dec 1828 Clonmel, Waterford, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
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, Toodyay Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and Probate Will: 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 place 22 Dec 1845 Clonmel, Tipperary.
Service/Campaigns Crimea.
Musters
Promotions None.
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 ?
Pension Amount 10d. per diem. Increased to 1/4d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Clara.
Departure and Arrival 19 Mar 1857 London; 3 Jul 1857 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Temporary Assistant Warder, Newcastle [Barker p.90].
Farmer.
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).
Subscriptions
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.