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Alfred James RAFFAN

Regimental number290
Date of birth15 April 1892
Place of birthBanff, Scotland
Addressc/o Morris Vale Road, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Robt Raffan, Conliscroft, Deskford, near Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll290A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916.

Admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 December 1916 (pneumonia); transferred to England, 24 December 1916. Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 6 February 1917; discharged on furlough,12 February 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 27 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 November 1917.

Wounded in action, 18 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh); transferred to England, 21 September 1918, and admitted to Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, 22 September 1918. Granted furlough, 16 October 1918, to report to No. 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 30 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somerset', 4 December 1918; arrived Melbourne, 15 January 1919; discharged, 17 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Enlisted in the Permanent Military Forces, 20 March 1919; discharged 30 September 1939. Re-enlisted, 1 October 1939; prmoted Captain (Quarter Master), 7 May 1948.

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