Robert Emmett GAFFNEY

GAFFNEY, Robert Emmett

Service Numbers: 6327, 6327A
Enlisted: 20 October 1916, Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clunes, Victoria, Australia, 1876
Home Town: Laverton, Laverton, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Pipe Fitter
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6327, 27th Infantry Battalion, Blackboy Hill, WA
23 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6327, 27th Infantry Battalion
23 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6327, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Fremantle
12 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 28th Infantry Battalion, France. Prefix A added to SN.
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6327A, 28th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6327A, 28th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Poelcapelle
9 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6327A, 28th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918
8 Jan 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6327A, 28th Infantry Battalion, RTA 23 September 1918 and discharged as MU (illness).

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Brother: 2822 Pte Ritson Miles GAFFNEY, 44th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 September 1919.