Biography

Birth date: 02 March 1876
Birth place: United Kingdom: England
Death date: 27 April 1945
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
118 - South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Units:
  • 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Tasmanian Mounted Infantry

Rolls and Awards

Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: Tasmanian Mounted Infantry
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 20 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Hobart

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

E04010

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, in company with Major General (Maj Gen) T W Glasgow CB CMG DSO, General Officer Commanding 1st Division, after having presented medals to members of the 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade. The Prince is seen here leaving 'Ste Ouvriere St Francois-Xavier' after...

E04010

E04010K

Reference image only to provide position detail for those named. This image is not for sale. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, in company with Major General (Maj Gen) T W Glasgow CB CMG DSO, General Officer Commanding 1st Division, after having presented medals to members of the 3rd...

E04010K

H00097

STUDIO PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL RUPERT ANSTICE RAFFERTY DSO, 12TH BATTALION OF SPRENT, TAS. A SCHOOLMASTER PRIOR TO HIS ENLISTMENT ON 28 AUGUST 1914 HE EMBARKED FROM HOBART ON 20 OCTOBER 1914 ON BOARD HMAT GEELONG.

H00097

P05554.001

Group portrait entitled 'AIF Originals - The Tasmanian Quota of the First Australian Division, AIF, sailed on October 20th, 1914, in the transports Geelong and Katuna', 'Group taken on the occasion of the Eighteenth Reunion, held at Hobart 23 October 1942'. Identified, left to right, back row:...

P05554.001

E01778

Group portrait of the officers of the 11th Battalion. Left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) E. C. F. O'Mahony; Lt R. P. McInerney; Lt. Albert Roy Retchford MC (killed in action 3rd June 1918); Lt R. W. Blair; Lt F. J. Stahl DCM; Lt J. R. George MM. Middle row: Lt E. H. Salter; Lt F. H. Rooke; Lt...

E01778

A03887

Group portrait of Officers of the 12th Battalion at Pontville, Tasmania. Identified left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) J A Foster; Lt MacPherson; Lt Rafferty; unidentified; Lt N D Fethers. Middle row: The names of twelve men have been supplied for this row but only 10 men in photograph. Lt...

A03887

Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1876-03-02
Date promoted 1914-08-28 Appointed second lieutenant.
Other units 1914-08-28 12 Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date promoted 1915-02-01 Appointed lieutenant.
Date promoted 1915-05-22 Appointed captain.
Date promoted 1916-03-02 Appointed major.
Other units 1916-12-25 Temporary Commanding Officer 10 Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-07
Date promoted 1917-03-26 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Date promoted 1917-03-26 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1917-03-26 Temporary Commanding Officer 11 Battalion.
Date of honour or award 1917-06-01 Mention in Despatches.
Date of honour or award 1917-06-04 Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-30
Other 1917-12-23 - 1917-02-04 Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Date of honour or award 1917-12-28 Mention in Despatches.
Other units 1918-05-28 Commanding Officer 1 Training Battalion.
Other units 1918-10-14 Rejoined 11 Battalion.
Other units 1918-11-01 Temporary Commanding Officer 3 Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1919-02-05 Rejoined 11 Battalion.
Other 1920-02-09 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1945-04-27