Owen Gaffney

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 6/1696
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: New Zealand Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: Canterbury Regiment
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 07.08.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Chunek Bair (New Zealand) memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 13

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 01.10.1884
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Rivetter
  • Mother:

    Margaret Queenan Gaffney, 59 Church St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Gaffney, 59 Church St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Joseph

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

    Maggie Ann Gaffney, Nazareth House, Clairmont St, Aberdeen

More about Owen Gaffney

Owen has no known grave but is remembered on the Chunuk Bair Memorial. He served as QUEENAN Owen. For more information on Owen, visit Owen’s Service Record.

He was the brother of Pte Joseph Gaffney, 1728, 1oth Prince of Wales Own, Royal Hussars, who was killed in action 25.03.1918.

Owen Gaffney   6/1696   New Zealand Contingent

DUNDEE NEW ZEALANDER KILLED.

Private Owen Gaffney a Dundee member of the New Zealand Contingent, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles.

His parents, who reside at 59 Church Street, Dundee, have received official intimation of his death on 7th August.  Private Gaffney was previously reported missing.  He left Dundee about 4½ years ago for New Zealand, and answered the call at the outbreak of war, attaching himself to the New Zealand Contingent.

Deceased, who was 37 years of age, has a brother serving with the colours.

Dundee Courier 29th November 1915

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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