James Joseph FLAHERTY

Badge Number: 80977

FLAHERTY, James Joseph

Service Number: 1036
Enlisted: 23 April 1917, Fort Largs, South Australia
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 36th Heavy Artillery Group
Born: Bordertown, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Insurance inspector
Died: Natural Causes, place of death not yet discovered, date not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Christian Brothers' College WW1 Roll of Honor, Adelaide Fire Underwriters' Association of S.A. WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide Marine Underwriters Association of S.A. WW1 Roll of Honour, Ceduna Murat Bay and District WW1 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

23 Apr 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Fort Largs, South Australia
26 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1036, 36th Heavy Artillery Group
26 Nov 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1036, 36th Heavy Artillery Group, SS Indarra, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1036
Date unknown: Wounded SN 1036, 36th Heavy Artillery Group

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Biography contributed by Glenunga International High School

The War fought between July 28th, 1914, and November 11th, 1918 was known as the Great War, the War to End All Wars. The two sides were known as the Allies or Entente consisting primarily of France, Great Britain, Italy, Russia and later the United States and the central powers, primarily comprised of Austria-Hungary, Germany and Turkey. A number of smaller nations aligned themselves with one side or the other. The war resulted in a dramatically changed geopolitical landscape, including the destruction of the three empires: Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Russian. New borders were drawn at its conclusion and resentments, especially on the part of Germany, left festering in Europe. Decisions were made after the fighting ceased led the War to End War to be a significant cause of the Second World War

FLAHERTY, James Joseph was born in 1894 South Australia, Bordertown. Before enlisting his occupation was an insurance inspector. His previous military service was in the 16th Infantry and the 10th Australian Garrison Artillery (AGA). The next of kin was his father, Michael Flaherty.

James Flaherty enlisted in South Australia, on the 23rd of April 1917. He embarked in Melbourne, Victoria on the 26th of November on the S.S, “INDARRA”. Other than the common diseases from war he did not get sick. He was wounded but it is not known where and how he was wounded.

He returned to Australia on the 19th of February 1919, it is not known whether he returned to Australia because he was injured or he recovered from his injures, fought the rest of the war and returned home safely.