Francis James CAFFERY

CAFFERY, Francis James

Service Number: 5055
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, Enlisted at Ararat, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mansfield, Victoria, Australia, 1898
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draper
Died: Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, 11 May 1962, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Cremation service held on 14 May 1962 and ashes interred in the Boronia area, Wall X, Niche 230 and held in perpetuity for all time
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5055, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Ararat, Victoria
1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5055, 8th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5055, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Melbourne
5 May 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 67th Infantry Battalion , From 8th Battalion at Windmill Hill Camp
19 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 8th Infantry Battalion, From 67th Battalion
9 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5055, 8th Infantry Battalion, Wound to the left shoulder penetrating his chest. Invalided to England 26 August 1918 from Boulogne
12 Apr 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 5055, 8th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District as medically unfit due to wounding

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Francis Caffery and Jane Caffery nee Bailey of Barkley Street, Ararat, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 8 November 1918 aboard HT Gaika disembarking on the 29 December 1918

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

During 1926c Francis married Chrystabel Baxter in Victoria