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Richard Murray DAFFY

Regimental number773
Place of birthDandenong, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMcCrae Street, Dandenong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, M Daffy, McCrae Street, Dandenong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the 48th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSurrey Hills, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Discharge date21 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 23 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 23 December 1918; discharged, Melbourne, 21 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAFFY Richard Murray

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