Alexander RAFF MM

Alexander Raff MM Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Brisbane
Resided
Kingsthorpe
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
29-February-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
3229
Rank
Private
Unit
49th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
Embarked
22-December-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Lance Corporal
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
Returned to Australia
Discharged in London
Notes

Name on ROH: F. RAFF

Also named on Charlton Roll of Honour.

Brother of 3719 Private Francis Hewson Raff.

 

Alexander “Sandy” Raff arrived in France in September 1917. He was soon in the frontlines in Belgium where he earned the Military Medal. In December he was one of ten volunteers accepted for officer cadetships with the Indian Army. In February 1918 in London he was discharged to join the Indian Army and embarked for India as a Lieutenant with the 29th Lancers.

 

Military Medal citation: “His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field.” (Awarded 9 November 1917)