February 14, 1921 (Port Chester, NY) – May 18, 1945; 24 years old; unmarried
Last local address: Pearl Street, Norwalk
Enlisted July 3, 1942
Service number: 31190346
936 FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, BATTERY C
Died suddenly while home on furlough.
From The Norwalk Hour, May 19, 1945
CORPORAL THOMAS J. GAFFNEY DIES SUDDENLY AT HOME
Corporal Thomas J. Gaffney of the United States Army died at his home, Pearl Street, yesterday morning. Corporal Gaffney is survived by his father, Thomas Gaffney; one sister, Miss Mary Gaffney and one brother, Owen Gaffney, all of this city. Corporal Gaffney was with the United States Army 936th Field Artillery Battalion and was overseas in active service for two years, coming back to the United States in April on a 45-day recuperation period. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by A.J. Collins Company.
Corporal Gaffney is buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Norwalk; Section A2, Lots 979-980 Grave 979.