PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJames GRIFFIN
Birth date and placec. 1829 Drumglass, Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesOrdnance Map Office, Royal Sappers & Miners, Southampton, Hampshire, England (1851).
William Street, Plumstead, Woolwich, Kent (1871).
4 Crawley Cottages, Lower Woolwich Road, Woolwich, Kent (1881).
See Muster below (1861).
TradeSurveyor.
Store Holder, Woolwich Arsenal (1871).
Surveyor, Woolwich Arsenal (1881).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 6 ft. 0 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: fair.
Marriage date and place28 Jan 1854 Fremantle, Western Australia.
SpouseMary Ann BROWN (widow of ? Bleazdale/Bleasdale).
ChildrenJames William b. 1854, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Note: James William was a Bugler in the Royal Sappers & Miners [1871 Census].
Mary Jane b. 1857, Ireland.
Wilhelmina Margaret Emma b. 1862, Woolwich, Kent.
Ellen Nora (Amey?) b. 1864, Woolwich, Kent.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#1288 Sapper.
Attestation date and place11 Jun 1846 Glenluce, Ireland.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 5 years 6 months.
MustersWO11-130 (1851) to WO11-146 (1856) Western Australia.
WO11-190 5th Company, Woolwich (1861).
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Jun 1861.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Jan 1863.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Jan 1867.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFour Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Eight entries in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Court of Summary JurisdictionConvicted on 17 Nov 1884 Greenwich for using threats, etc.  Sentenced to one calendar month hard labour (or surety). Pension suspended for time in prison.
Discharge date and place14 Jun 1870 Woolwich.
Length of Service23 years 124 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1851-48.
Post Discharge ResidenceWorks Department, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.
Pension DistrictWoolwich (1870). Greenwich (May 1874).
Pension20d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson. 
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Plymouth 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.90].
North Fremantle Convict Depot Mar to Jun 1852.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WAEsmeralda.  See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.