|Unit||2nd Battalion Cameron Highlanders|
|Born||18 February 1880 Strathhaven, Lanarkshire|
|Parents||John & Margaret Giffen (nee Craig)|
|Died||Died of Wounds 22 December 1916|
Spouse: Robina (nee Birkens)
Buried: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension IV. F. 5.
Further information received from Katherine Knight in Australia 19 May 2010 about her great grandfather, enabling completion of all details: "James Craig Giffen (Reg No. 3883) was my great-grandfather, he was born 18/02/1880 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire to John & Margaret Giffen (nee Craig).
He enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders in 1897. He married Robina Birkens in Inverness in 1904. They subsequently had six children (three born in Inverness - one my grandfather William, one born in Aldershot and two born in India). After his death his widow emigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1919.
The WWI timeline I have for him (as sketchy as it is):
20/12/14 - Disembarked Le Havre
25/02/15 - Received Commission - Promoted to 2nd Lt.
29/06/15 - Awarded Military Cross
03/02/16 - Promoted to Lt.
22/09/16 - Promoted to Captain
22/12/16 - Died of Wounds"
Last updated 10 March 2011