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August Lyle BUCHANAN

Date of birth4 April 1891
Place of birthSingleton New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address'Kelso', Woodbury Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, A S Buchanan, 'Kelso', Woodbury Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceSydney University Regiment
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Medical Officer)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Base Depot
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: AMC
Promotion date: 2 May 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30704, 25 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 October 1918.
Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

FateDischarged 27 August 1919
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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