|Place of birth||Glasgow Scotland|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mrs Bessie McCafferty, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, F Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Work near Cerisy on 8 August 1918.'
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'On 19th July, 1916, during attack by 5th Australian Division opposite FROMELLES, an important observation post was cut off by shell fire from all telephonic communication with Group Headquarters. Bombardier McCAFFERTY repaired the telephone wires, passed through an enemy barrage, entered the observation station and re-established communication. This incident came too late to be brought to notice at the time. During the period from 27th November, 1916, to 30th January, 1917, Bombardier McCAFFERTY was placed in charge of Brigade communications in the GUEUDECOURT Sector. The existing line system was found to be useless, and under his supervision a new system (embracing 21 miles of cable) was laid. Included was a buried wire to front line trench laid under constant shell fire and most difficult weather conditions. This N.C.O. has continuously displayed keen devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
|Other details||Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Northern Suburbs Crematorium|