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Regimental number5655
Place of birthAyr, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShipping clerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard Gaffney, Canteen Steward, The Barracks, Ayr, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Light Horse Brigade Train, 1st Reinforcement, 12th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollHeadquarters Supply Section
FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Discharge date12 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dorset', 29 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 12 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAFFNEY Hubert

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