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Roger Martin Griffin and Irene Vincent Parker

When Roger Martin Griffin was born on October 10, 1889, in Backwell, Somerset, England, his father, John (1860-1937), was 29 and his mother, Sarah (nee Goodland) (1857-1931), was 32.  He was the fourth boy delivered into the family of five sons and one daughter.

Like his older brother Arthur and younger brother Charles, Roger entered the war, although (unlike his brothers who became Canadians) he was a British soldier. Although very few British personal service records have survived to present day, we know that Roger was a Guardsman, a member of the Welsh Guard and took home both the British War and Victory Medals. His attestation paperwork, signed in December 1915 upon his enlistment suggests he was still a baker prior to the war (in the 1911 census Roger is still at home and is a "Baker's Assistant").

Roger married Irene Vincent Parker on December 6, 1916, in England, possibly at St Michael & All Angels Church.

When Irene Vincent Parker was born on December 22, 188…

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