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Regimental number1658
Place of birthNorth Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
SchoolNorth Wagga Wagga Public School and Grenfell Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNarrandera, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Rafferty, Corobimitta Siding, Narrandera, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 5 November 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Egypt
Age at death19.8
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 34), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; John and Ada RAFFERTY, Maygrove Farm, Narrandera, New South Wales. Native of Wagga Wagga, New Sout Wales

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