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Allan Livingstone RAFF

Regimental number2919
Date of birth--/06/1891
Place of birthStanthorpe, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBank clerk
AddressStanthorpe, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, James Raff, Stanthorpe, Queensland
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: Gen INF Reinf
Promotion date: 31 October 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF9
Promotion date: 26 February 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'Consistent good work & initiative.'
Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 31 July 1916

Mention in Despatches


'Consistent valuable services, especially since October 1916.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 28 June 1918

Mention in Despatches


Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 16 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During operations against an enemy position Lieutenant Raff led a party with great gallantry and initiative against an enemy post which was dangerous to our out-post line. He captured the post with a machine gun and two prisoners. His quick appreciation of the needs of the situation and immediate action were mainly responsible for the success of the enterprise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Western Front. Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 23 February 1916 (influenza); joined unit, 12 March 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, 13 March 1916; Lance Corporal, France, 6 July 1916. Promoted Corporal, 26 November 1916; Sergeant, 1 March 1917. Joined No 6 Officers' Cadet Bn, England, 5 July 1917; promoted 2nd Lt, 31 October 1917; posted to 3rd General Service Reinforcements. Promoted Lieutenant, 26 February 1918. Wounded (gassed), 13 March 1918; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 24 March 1918; discharged from hospital, 10 May 1918. Leaves to return to Australia on board the 'Nestor', 20 May 1919.

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