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Peter Michael Gaffaney

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 251 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 251 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 September 1892 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 68 Saint Hill Street, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Francis Dominia Gaffaney (brother), Jeweller, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/431 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • 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

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Peter Gaffaney was the son of Francis and Katherine (nee Brosnahan) Gaffaney, of Dunedin, New Zealand.
    Brother of James Eaton Gaffaney(No 9/475) and Francis Dominick Gaffaney (No 15644). AWMM

Death

About death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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