We remember Michael Griffin

We remember Michael Griffin

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Timeline

Timeline

1882
birth Tramore, County Waterford Ireland Source:8816603 Source:8816599 25th January 1882
1906
enlistment Waterford Ireland Source:8816603 3rd March 1906
1906
service British Army Private 4892 Royal Irish Regiment 4th Battalion (Reserve) Source:8816603 3rd March 1906 - 25th July 1908
1906
employment Agricultural Labourer Tramore, Waterford Ireland Source:8816603 3rd March 1906
1906
events Drunk returning to barracks Military Discipline Clonmel Ireland Fined 2/6 and sentenced to 7 days confined to barracks Source:8816603 8th May 1906
1907
marriage Sarah Griffin Source:8816603 13th January 1907
1908
service British Army Private 4892 Royal Irish Regiment 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve) Source:8816603 26th July 1908 - 2nd March 1912
1909
children Elizabeth Griffin Source:8816616 1909
1910
children Katherine Griffin Source:8816616 1910
1911
location 20, Old Waterford Road, Tramore Ireland their own address Source:8816616 2nd April 1911
1911
events Absent Military Discipline Clonmel Ireland Source:8816603 27th May 1911
1911
children Sarah Griffin Source:8816616 1911
1912
discharge Source:8816603 2nd March 1912
1912
employment Agricultural Labourer Tramore, County Waterford Ireland Source:8816603 3rd March 1912 - 24th January 1913
1913
dates Age 31 Source:8816603 25th January 1913
1913
service British Army Private 6212 Royal Irish Regiment 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve) Source:8816603 25th January 1913 - 10th September 1914
1914
service British Army Private 6212 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Source:8816603 11th September 1914 - 19th October 1914
1914
children Joseph Griffin Source:8816616 1914
1914
death Killed in Action The Battalion received orders to attack Le Pilly. Although they drove the Germans out they were left dangerously exposed and the next day they were surrounded and overwhelmed. Le Pilly, Nord France Source:7395039 Source:8816599 Source:8816582 19th October 1914
burial Le Touret Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais France Panels 11 and 12 Source:8816597
sibling Martin Griffin Source:8816603
sibling Elizabeth Griffin Source:8816603

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Michael
Initials M
Last Name Griffin
Source 1471528
Last Name Griffen
Source 9330843
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
20, Old Waterford Road, Tramore Ireland their own address known 2nd April 1911
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 4892 Royal Irish Regiment 4th Battalion (Reserve) Private
British Army 4892 Royal Irish Regiment 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve) Private
British Army 6212 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Private
British Army 6212 Royal Irish Regiment 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve) Private
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star with Clasp First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Elizabeth Griffin daughter 1909
Katherine Griffin daughter 1910
Sarah Griffin daughter 1911
Joseph Griffin son 1914
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Bridget Griffin mother
Joseph Griffin father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Martin Griffin brother
Elizabeth Griffin sister
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Sarah Griffin wife 13th January 1907
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Sallow Brown Brown
DateHeightSource
1913-01-25 5'3"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1908-06-29 Roman Catholic

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Ireland: National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 Transcription Patrick63223
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Patrick63223
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland Census 1911 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland Census 1911 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland Census 1901 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland Census 1911 Transcription Patrick63223
Prisoners of War 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223
Medal Index Cards Transcription Patrick63223

External Evidence

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The Campaigns and History of the Royal Irish Regiment Vol.II from 1900 to 1922 Patrick63223
"There's a Devil in the Drum" by J.F.Lucy Patrick63223
“The Mons Star: The British Expeditionary Force 1914” Patrick63223
“Within Four Walls” by Major M.C.C. Harrison and Captain H. Cartwright Patrick63223
The Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223
Ireland and the First World War - the Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223

Multimedia

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Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Tramore Strand , County Waterford Patrick63223
Grand Hotel, Tramore Patrick63223
Vailly-sur-Aisne before the war Patrick63223
Le Chateau de Vauxcelles, Vailly-sur-Aisne Patrick63223
Courcelles Patrick63223
Vieille Chapelle after the first bombardment Patrick63223
Le Riez, Nord Patrick63223
Le Riez, Nord Patrick63223
Major Daniell's position at Le Riez Patrick63223
The fields between Le Pilly and Le Riez Patrick63223
Location of the ditches occupied by RIRgt Patrick63223
Location of the ditches occupied by RIRgt Patrick63223
Location of the ditches occupied by RIRgt Patrick63223
Location of the ditches occupied by RIRgt Patrick63223
The station where the wounded were treated Patrick63223
Rue du Pilly, Herlies, Nord Patrick63223
Map of the actions at Le Riez and Le Pilly Patrick63223
Panel 11 (upper) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Panel 11 (lower) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Panel 12 (upper) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Bailleul Road East Cemetery Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Fournes-en-Weppes German Military Cemetery Patrick63223
Original location of Royal Irish graves Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldier Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldiers Patrick63223
Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery Patrick63223
Old Waterford Road, Tramore Patrick63223

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