GRIFFIN – Owen 9th Regiment

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9th Regiment Royal Norfolk Cap Badge

Sutlej Campaign Medal Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal and Sobraon

Lived Warders Cottages Fremantle

NameGRIFFIN – Owen
Regiment (s)9th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2126
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th September 1843 / 18 years / Chatham Kent England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Gunshot wound (unspecified)
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 1 year 328 days
Length of Service3 years 23 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th May 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Campaign Medal 1845 – 46: action at Moodkee, Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal and Sobraon
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Pound Town near Dublin
Pension Districts1847 1st Dublin
1853-1910 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1824 Dunlavin Wicklow Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism14 October 1824 Catholic parish of Dunlavin Wicklow Ireland
Father
Date/Place of Birth
GRIFFIN Thomas
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
LENNAN / LINNOX Margaret
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
PERRY Anne Marie
B 1829 Rathfarnum Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage18 July 1848 Rathfarnum Dublin Ireland (Roman Catholic)
Children by 1st WifeMargaret Baptised Rathfarnum Dublin Ireland (Roman Catholic) 1849
Thomas Baptised St Andrews, Dublin 1851
D 20th March 1910 Western Australia
Hannah Maria B 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
D 6th July 1854 Western Australia
Joseph B 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
Mary B 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
D 30th March 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
William John B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1883 SCANLAN Emily Mary, Fremantle Western Australia
D 1937 Kalamunda Western Australia
Alfred B 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
D 11th February 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
Anne (Annie) B 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
M ANDERSON William 19th September 1888 St. Patrick’s Fremantle Western Australia
D 28th April 1958 Hollywood Repatriation Hospital Western Australia
Bernard Patrick B 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
M WENN Frances Eva, Bunbury Western Australia
D 1958 Bunbury Western Australia
Mary Theresa B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
M ROWELL William 1892 Fremantle
D 4th September 1922 Western Australia (lived Singapore)
Buried Fremantle Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
PERRY Patrick
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Bessie
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Warder Fremantle Prison see extensive listing in “Warders and Gaolers” by David J Barker
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Saturday 19 February 1910, page 34 Owen Griffin Obituary
Sunday Times Sunday 27 March 1910 Page 6, Thomas Griffin Obituary
West Australian Tuesday 24 June 1913, page 5 Anne Griffin Obituary / Funeral
West Australian Tuesday 5 September 1922, death of Mary Rowell nee Griffin
The West Australian Mon 19 May 1952, Bernard Griffin 60th Wedding Anniversary
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st January 1910 Attfield Street Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
17th June 1913 Osborne Park Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarged Chatham due to gunshot injury whilst in action at Ferozeshar.
Given “very good” character reference on arrival in WA
Owen and his family lived for many years in one of the cottages alongside the gaol, where before moving to Attfield St, Fremantle where he stayed until his death in 1910.In 1869 Henry Lucas, a convict who arrived in Western Australia aboard the ‘Belgravia’ in 1866 was charged with wounding Owen Griffin with intent to do grievous bodily harm at Fremantle and subsequently found guilty and 17/4/1869 was hanged – The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 9 April, 1869 (pages 2, 3, 4).