James Hugh GAFFNEY


GAFFNEY, James Hugh

Service Number: 993
Enlisted: 2 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 1892
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Died of Illness, Brisbane, Queensland, 2 June 1919
Cemetery: Nundah Cemetery
Portion 7, Section 3, Grave 72
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 993, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 993, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 993, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
5 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 993, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Amputated arm
14 Jan 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 993, 10th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at 1 Military District

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was accepted, after research, for commemoration as war dead on 20/06/2014

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Mrs, E Gaffney of Jackson Street, Eagle Junction, Brisbane. James was living at 175 Gover Street, North Adelaide, SA, at the time of enlistment

31 August 1916 - returned to Australia on board NZHS Mosama. Suffered a bullet wound to the left upper arm causing a compound fracture while at Gallipoli. Arm was later amputated

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served 4 years 8 months in the Naval Reserve