Roll of Honour William Olaf Gaffney

Service number NX51043
Rank Private
Unit 8 Division Australian Army Service Corps
Unit Attached (Attached 3 Reserve Motor Transport Company)
Service Australian Army
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Conflict Eligibility Date Second World War, 1939-1947
Date of Death 21 November 1943
Place of Death Burma
Cause of Death Illness
Cemetery or Memorial Details Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Thanbyuzayat, Mon State, Myanmar
Source AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force)

Location on the Roll of Honour

William Olaf Gaffney's name is located at panel 81 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).


Personal Service Records

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War Graves

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Roll of Honour name projection

William Olaf Gaffney's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Wed 20 November 2019 at 1:38am
  • Thu 12 March 2020 at 11:30pm

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.