condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Online Cenotaph

Peter Michael Gaffaney

-
  • Service number
    24/431 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 251 - No known copyright restrictions
Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 251 - No known copyright restricti … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter Michael AWMM
  • Surname
    Gaffaney AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24/431 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 68 Saint Hill Street, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Francis Dominia Gaffaney (brother), Jeweller, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 09 Oct 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    24/431 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the operations in front of Mailly Maillet on 26th March 1918, this N.C.O. displayed exceptional coolness under heavy machine and artillery fire and called and reorganised his men. Going forward with great dash he captured a heavy German machine gun after putting its crew out of action. During the consolidation of the position won, an enemy move was reported on our exposed flank. Sergeant gaffaney, with great initiative and energy, hastened a Lewis Gun forward and secured the position. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

Contribute ›
  • Embarkation details
    WW1 09 Oct 1915-22 November 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 31 AWMM
    Vessel was Tahiti AWMM
    Rifleman AWMM
    B Company AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›
  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Peter Gaffaney was the son of Francis and Katherine Gaffaney, of Dunedin, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    5 April 1918 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    France AWMM
  • Death notes
    France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Louvencourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Plot 1. Row D. Grave 21. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

Roll of Honour

Remember Peter Michael Gaffaney by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Peter Michael Gaffaney

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›