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Frank Cuthbert BUCHANAN

Regimental number1769
Place of birthMendlesham, Suffolk, England
SchoolFramlingham College, Suffolk, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address27 Leake Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Francis T Buchanan, 27 Leake Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Officer Training Corps, Framlingham, England. From the age of 18 he was a volunterer in the 37th Battery, WA Field Artillery, holding the rank of Sergeant for 2 years before enlistment.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 6 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death6 July 1915
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 28), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Ada BUCHANAN, 27 Leake Street, North Perth, Western Australia. Native of Mendlesham, Suffolk, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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