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  cap badgeCorporal 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 Linton Gribben of the Racecourse, Broughshane, Co. Antrim. Husband of Agnes Graham Gribben of 28 Ronald St, Coatbridge. Father of 4 children. Samuel's brother Rifleman Robert Gribben (born 01/07/1886 at Racavan, Broughshane) of the 1st Battalion 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade was killed on the 17/09/1916 aged 30 and is buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. He is NOT on the Memorial. From the 1901 Ireland Census - Address - 38 Broughshane Upper, Antrim - James Gribben aged 60, Ann Jane Gribben aged 50, Rebecca Gribben aged 10, Alexander Gribben aged 6, Robert Gribben aged 14, Andrew Gribben aged 11, Samuel Gribben aged 17, Thomas Gribben aged 19, Francis Gribben aged 12, William Gribben aged 8. Samuel's Pension was awarded to his wife Agnes of 7 Bishop St, Toronto, Canada on the 20/03/1925.

Born / Resided

Ballymena, Co. Antrim / 28 Ronald St, Coatbridge.


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


Coatbridge /08/1914


Gartsherrie Iron Works, William Baird and Company.


33 / DOB - 23/08/1883

Buried / Remembered

Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery (D. 117), 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 on the 25/09/1915 at the Battle of Loos in Lincoln Hospital, England. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. Samuel is also mentioned as aged 31 on his Grave and CWGC. Age and Date of Birth taken from the Ballymena 1914-1918 page. He is also remembered on the Gartsherrie Works x 2 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 x 3). See photos for Samuel's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his name on the England and Wales Death Index, another photo of Samuel and his listing on the Ireland Casualties of WW1. Also see photos for Samuel's brother Robert, Samuel's Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2 and his Headstone Report x 2, the 1901 Ireland Census, Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery, the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge and Samuel's Pension Records x 2. Samuel's 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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