|Griffin||Harry Lysaght||Captain||GRIFFIN, HENRY LYSAGHT, Captain, was born in Dublin 26 February 1866, son of E L Griffin, Barrister, of Violet Hill, Ireland (who died 1 April 1884), and B F Griffin (who died 27 November 1916). He was educated at Harrow, and at the RMA, Woolwich, and entered the Royal Artillery 24 July 1886, as Lieutenant, becoming Captain 3 July 1897. He was ADC to the GOC, Southern District, 10 January to 27 October 1899. Captain Griffin served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902, taking part in operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Reit Vlei and Belfast (26 and 27 August); operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to October 1901; operations in Orange River Colony, October 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Harry Lysaght Griffin, Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. Captain Griffin retired with a gratuity and permission to retain rank and wear uniform 16 May 1903. He became DA Director of Supplies, Ceylon, in 1915. He married, in Ceylon, 7 February 1917, E K Graham Stewart, daughter of the Reverend J Stewart, of Little Stukeley, Huntingdon.|
QSA (5) CC OFS Joh D-H (RGA), KSA (2). OMRS 1992 £400.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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