The Soldier's Details

Surname:
McCaffrey
First Name:
Francis Gerald
Nick Name:
Butch
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX3440
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
1.03.1937
Discharged:
2.05.1949
DOB:
23.09.1918
Place of Birth:
Albert Park, Victoria
Father's Name:
John Francis McCaffrey
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Regular Soldier
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3. Burma
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Kanchanaburi, Bangkok
POW#:
3440
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Tamaroa.

General Description

Officer was promoted to Captain Australian Staff Corps on 14/4/1947.

He attended the Japanese War Crimes Trials at Rabaul from 30/4/1946 – 21/6/1946.
His appointment was terminated on 25/5/1949, ‘D’ Class medically unfit. He was appointed 2 I/C of ‘A’ Company 2/4th MG Btn on the appointment of Major Saggers to the Special Reserve Battalion.

McCaffrey of the Rifles
‘McCaffrey of the Rifles’

 

BANGKOK, THAILAND. 1945-09. FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR, HAVING BEEN ISSUED WITH NEW UNIFORMS, WAIT AT THE RECEPTION CAMP AT THE LAW UNIVERSITY FOR EVACUATION TO AUSTRALIA. LIEUTENANTS F. X. MCCAFFREY, 2/4TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION, SPEAKING ON THE TELEPHONE AND A.A. MITCHELL, 2/2ND PIONEER BATTALION. (DONOR C. MITCHELL)
BANGKOK, THAILAND. 1945-09. FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR, HAVING BEEN ISSUED WITH NEW UNIFORMS, WAIT AT THE RECEPTION CAMP AT THE LAW UNIVERSITY FOR EVACUATION TO AUSTRALIA. LIEUTENANTS F. X. MCCAFFREY, 2/4TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION, SPEAKING ON THE TELEPHONE AND A.A. MITCHELL, 2/2ND PIONEER BATTALION. (DONOR C. MITCHELL)

 

Frank McCaffrey died 5 April 1989 in NSW.  He was last residing at MacQuarie Fields, NSW.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Bangkok - Thailand
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