Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
27776   Private George Gribbon
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Dated added: 28/09/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 31/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
George Gribbon was born in Dalzell, Motherwell, Lanark about 1895. The 1911 census lists a 16 year old George Gribbon, working as a servant for the Wilson family in Ballydugennan, south east of Toome. Other newspaper reports suggest George Gribbon also lived in the Brecart, just east of Toome. George enlisted in Hamilton, Scotland. Private George Gribbon was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st January 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 787620
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
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1 1911 census lists a George Gribben 1911 census lists a George Gribben, age 16, a servant for the Wilson family at house 1 in Ballydugennan, Cargin, Antrim
2 Great War Belfast Gribben, George, Private, Royal Inn Fus, Brecart Toomebridge Antrim, Died
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Private George Gribbon can be purchased here
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