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James Austin BUCHANAN

Regimental number624
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressCarrington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Josephine Eliza Robertson, Carrington, New South Wales
Previous military service25th Australian Army Service Corps
Enlistment date30 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 Divisional Train (1 to 4 Coys Army Service Corps) October, 1914
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Discharge date22 February 1919
Other details

War service: Proceeded to the Gallipoli Peninsula 5 April 1915; admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 28 July 1915; disembarked at Malta ex HMT "Somali" 31 July 1915 and admitted to Military Hospital.

Proceeded to the Overseas Base at Alexandria 23 August 1915; embarked at Alexandria for Gallipoli per HMAT "Karoo" 30 August 1915; rejoined unit 8 September 1915.

Promoted temporary butcher (corporal) 24 October 1915; promoted corporal 19 December 1915.

Arrived Serapeum, Middle East, 29 January 1916; proceeded overseas to France from Alexandria 25 March 1916.

Western Front: Dismbarked Marseilles 1 April 1916; promoted to sergeant 13 October 1917. Taken on strength of Headquarters, 1st Australian Divisional Train, 13 October 1917. Proceeded to England 14 October 1918; embarked From England per HT "Durham" on 23 October 1918 for return to Australia; disembarked Melbourne 23 December 1918.

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

Date of death21 September 1967

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