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Robert Charles BUCHANAN

Regimental number3354
Place of birthIpswich, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address27 Leake Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, F T Buchanan, 27 Leake Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 September 1916

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the 3rd/4th and 5th September, 1916, Sapper BUCHANAN assisted Sergeant SHARP in maintaining telephone lines from POZIERES. During the above period he showed great gallantry and devotion to duty, and did splendid work in mending lines under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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