James RAFFERTY MM

RAFFERTY, James

Service Number: 6810
Enlisted: 12 July 1916
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dumfires, Scotland, 1890
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Iron Turner
Died: Inglewood, Perth, WA, 12 June 1966, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium
Crematorium Rose Gardens Garden 9E 0061
Memorials: Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6810, 11th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 6810, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT A8 'Argyllshire' from Fremantle, WA

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

James Rafferty at the age of 28 married in France to a Drapery Saleswomen by the name of Marion Mair Cameron she was also 28 at the time.


Military medal: At BULLECOURT on 11th April 1917 for gallant conduct and devotion to duty during the attack and occupation of the HINDENBURG LINE. When the order to retire was given he fell back in good order with his men, but seeing a wounded officer in a shell hole near enemy wire he remained until dark and carried him in to safety.