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William Ernest McCAFFREY

Regimental number1844
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBullsbrook, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, John McCaffrey, Bullsbrook, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Pheobe MCCAFFREY
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death1 August 1943
Age at death65
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery, Western Australia

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