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Corporal Samuel Gribben

Highland Light Infantry Depot, formerly 11th Battalion
Service No: 19419

Samuel Gribben grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Ann Jane Gribben of the Racecourse, Broughshane, Co. Antrim. Husband of Agnes Graham Gribben of 28 Ronald St, Coatbridge. Father of 4 children. Samuels brother Rifleman Robert Gribben of the 1st Battalion 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade was killed on the 17/09/1916 aged 28 and is buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. He is NOT on the Memorial

Born / Resided

Ballymena. Co. Antrim / 28 Ronald St, Coatbridge


Died of Wounds 29/02/1916 received at Loos 25/09/1915


Coatbridge /08/1914


Gartsherrie Iron Works, William Baird and Company



Buried / Remembered

Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery, England

Cemetery / Memorial Information

During the First World War, the 4th Northern General Hospital was at the Grammar School in Lincoln. the hospital had 1,400 beds and during the course of the war, admissions numbered 45,000. Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery, which was near the hospital, contains 139 First World War burials, almost 90 of them forming a war graves plot. During the Second World War, this plot was extended and most of the 120 burials from this period were made there. The rest of the graves from both wars are scattered throughout the cemetery.

Additional Information

Samuel is listed as GRIBBON on the Memorial. Samuel Died of Wounds received 25/09/1915 at the Battle of Loos in Lincoln Hospital, England. Also remembered on the Gartsherrie Works and Trinity Parish Church Rolls of Honour (see photos). Both Samuel and his brother Robert are remembered on the Broughshane War Memorial in Co. Antrim (see photos). Samuels grave inscription reads " BELOVED HUSBAND OF AGNES GRAHAM PEACE PERFECT PEACE "

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Would love to know more, I was born and raised in Coatbridge, left when I was 18 in 1963. I am absolutely sure we are related. We also originated in Antrim. My Auntie Maggie told her kids about a cousin dying in the great war. Incidentally in 1966, I was corporal Samuel Gribben. A U.S. Paratrooper in Vietnam ❤❤❤
Samuel Gribben, Boca Raton Florida, 09/01/2019 4:53AM

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