John Joseph (Jack) Griffin (1881 - 1926)

Born: February 9, 1881. Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Ireland1
Baptised: March 13, 1881. Parish Church (COI), Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Ireland1
Died: May 20, 1926. Roebourne, Australia2,3
Married: November 3, 1909. Carnarvon, Western Australia4
John Joseph Griffin
John Joseph Griffin
Mary Glass
Mary Glass
Grave Griffin, John Joseph. Old Roebourne Cemetery, Western Australia
Spent 3 years working in R. Hilliard, Ironmongers, Killarney
Emigrated: Departed London on SS Duke of Norfolk December 15, 1900, bound for Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Arrived Brisbane Saturday February 16, 1901
Worked at Maroonah Sheep Station as a drover
Bought Maroonah (over 200,00 acres) 1907
Marriage to Mary Glass
Mary died 6 months later
Major drought in Western Australia
Bankrupt October 1913
Enlistsed in army 1915
Saw action in Battle of the Somme 1916
Wounded in Action
Hospital in England
Returned to Australia 1917
Discharged from army due to wounds
Awarded 3 medals
Refused army pension
Worked on Mulga Downs Station (owned by Lang Hancock) as Station Overseer


1. Baptism record Griffin, John Joseph
2. Death certificate Griffin, John Joseph
3. Grave Griffin, John Joseph. Old Roebourne Cemetery, Western Australia
4. Marriage certificate Griffin, John Joseph and Glass, Mary