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Kenneth RAFF

Regimental number3490
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolState School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressChelmer, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 9"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Raff, Chelmer, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Engineers, Brisbane, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3400
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 12), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Clara RAFF, Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 15th Bn, Ismailia, 5 Feruary 1915.

Transferred to 47th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 September 1916 (influenza), and transferred same day to 50th Casualty Clearing Station; to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 24 September 1916; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 5 October 1916; to Base Details, Etaples, 15 October 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 November 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 November 1916 (trench feet), and transferred same day to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 December 1916; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 12 January 1917; to Base Depot, Etaples, 16 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 January 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RAFF Kenneth

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