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William Andrew RAFTERY

Regimental number4558
Date of birth21 November 1892
Place of birthBruce, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressBruce, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rose Ann Raftery, Bruce near Port Augusta, South Australia
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollTrench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Charles and Susan Claire RAFTERY
Discharge date1 May 1918 - medically unfit
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died at the Repatriation Hospital, Daw Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Miscellaneous detailsName of wife recorded on Embarkation Roll as Mrs R G Raftery
Date of death26 April 1974
Age at death81
Place of burialPublic Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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