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Robert Scott RAFFERTY

Regimental number2694
Date of birth--/09/1893
Place of birthPaisley Scotland
AddressTeddington Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, T Rafferty, Teddington Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 48th Battalion
Promotion date: 24 April 1917


Unit: 48th Battalion
Promotion date: 7 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

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.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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