PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias James GRIFFIN
Birth date and place c. 1829 Drumglass, Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Ordnance 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).
Trade Surveyor.
Store Holder, Woolwich Arsenal (1871).
Surveyor, Woolwich Arsenal (1881).
Physical Description Height: 6 ft. 0 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: fair.
Marriage date and place 28 Jan 1854 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouse Mary Ann BROWN (widow of ? Bleazdale/Bleasdale).
Children James 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 Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #1288 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 11 Jun 1846 Glenluce, Ireland.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 5 years 6 months.
Musters WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-146 (1856) Western Australia.
WO11-190 5th Company, Woolwich (1861).
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Jun 1861.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Jan 1863.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Jan 1867.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Eight entries in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Court of Summary Jurisdiction Convicted 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 place 14 Jun 1870 Woolwich.
Length of Service 23 years 124 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1851-48.
Post Discharge Residence Works Department, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.
Pension District Woolwich (1870). Greenwich (May 1874).
Pension 20d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Anna Robertson. 
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Plymouth 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.90].
North Fremantle Convict Depot Mar to Jun 1852.
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Esmeralda.  See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.