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Date of birth19 December 1885
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressMerino, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Burke-Gaffney, Private Hospital, Hamilton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in a General Infantry Regiment
Enlistment date19 January 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 January 1918
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Niagara on 25 April 1918
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date12 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Nestor', 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, 20 April 1918; marched into Australian Army Medical Corps, Parkhouse, 21 April 1918; moved out, 30 April 1918; marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 1 May 1918. Proceeded overseas to France through Southampton, 14 August 1918; marched into Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 15 August 1918; moved out, 17 August 1918; posted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 18 August 1918; moved out, 19 November 1918; marched into 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 November 1918. Temporarily detached to 4th Army Headquarters, 29 November 1918; returned to unit, 31 December 1918. Temporarily detached to 48th Bn, 18 January 1919; returned to unit, 19 January 1919; moved out to 4th Division Reinforcement Wing, 20 January 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, and taken on strength, 31 January 1919; moved out to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 4 June 1919; granted leave, 6 June 1919, to 6 September 1919, to attend medical course; moved out to DAAG, 8 September 1919; granted leave until recall, 8 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Matatua', 19 December 1919. Appointment to Australian Imperial Force terminated, Melbourne, 12 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURKE-GAFFNEY Aylmer

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