Peter Michael Gaffaney Unknown date of birth - Died 5 April 1918 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number24/431 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Sergeant AWMMNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 251 - No known copyright restricti … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesPeter Michael AWMM SurnameGaffaney AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number24/431 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown 68 Saint Hill Street, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationFrancis Dominia Gaffaney (brother), Jeweller, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 09 Oct 1915 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number24/431 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsMilitary Medal (MM) AWMMFor 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 EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 9 October 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 30 or HMNZT 31 or HMNZT 32 or HMNZT 33 or HMNZT 34 AWMMVessel was Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo AWMMRifleman 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 notesDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Sergeant AWMMNew 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 death24 AWMM Date of death5 April 1918 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathFrance AWMM Death notesFrance AWMM Cemetery nameLouvencourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France AWMM Grave referencePlot 1. Row D. Grave 21. AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Peter Michael Gaffaney by laying a poppy. Francis Dominick Gaffaney James Eton Gaffaney Peter Michael Gaffaney Vincent James Gaffaney William Gaffey Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Peter Michael Gaffaney Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16784539Further ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C5257Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMPage No: 251 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.