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Frank McCAFFREY

Regimental number6127
Place of birthCharleville Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFencer
AddressSt Joseph's Convent, Clermont, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Miss Jean Douglas McCaffrey, St Joseph's Convent, Clermont, Queensland
Enlistment date5 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX near AMIENS, on August 8th 1918, when his platoon was held up by an enemy post, this man went forward alone and bombed the post. He then rushed it, killing the garrison of three and capturing the gun. Moving along the trench he was mainly instrumental in capturing fifteen prisoners. On another occasion, when the rest of his section had become casualties, he took the Lewis Gun forward and used it freely against the enemy, enabling the line to advance in that locality.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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