Michael GAFFNEY

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GAFFNEY, Michael

Service Number: 5828
Enlisted: 28 April 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond River, NSW, 1894
Home Town: Dunoon, Lismore Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Service, Belgium, 9 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dunoon District War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

28 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5828, 20th Infantry Battalion
7 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5828, 20th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
7 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5828, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Patrick and Julia GAFFNEY

The sad news reached Lismore last week of the death of poor Michael Gaffney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat. Gaffney, of Dunoon. He was reported as missing in October last, but is now recorded as killed in action. He was a fine Catholic lad, of pious Catholic  parents, and he has a brother, Peter, still in the firing line in France. — R..I.P.