|Place of birth||Donegal, Ireland|
|Address||Diggora, Rochester, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Samuel Buchanan, Millford, Donegal, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Rochester, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Division Ammunition Column|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Admitted to Cottenera Hospital, Malta, 2 July 1915 (cellulites of the knee); transferred to St Patrick's Hospital, 22 August 1915; proceeded to Egypt, 6 October 1915; disembarked Mustapha, Egypt and reported to overseas Training Base, 9 October 1915; rejoined unit in Mudros, 27 October 1915; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 1 January 1916; taken on strength of 12th Field Artillery Brigade, Tel el Kabir and mustered Gunner, 16 March 1916; transferred and taken on strength of 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, Serapeum, 23 May 1916.
Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916; mustered Driver, 29 June 1916.
Found guilty, 21 July 1916, of using obscene language: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Attached to Army Service Corps, 24 August 1916; rejoined 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 28 August 1916; on leave to England, 31 October 1916; returned to unit from leave, 13 November 1916; on leave to United Kingdom, 29 August 1917; returned to unit from leave, 14 September 1917; detached to 12th Infantry Brigade, 25 April 1918.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 August 1918 (ruptured hympraneum); transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 August 1918; to 16th General Hospital, Treport, 5 August 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 10 August 1918; discharged to Australian General Base Depot, 27 August 1918; marched out to unit, 1 September 1918; rejoined unit, 2 September 1918; proceeded on leave to Australia, 22 September 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kasir a Hind', from Taranto, Italy, 8 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 2 December 1918; discharged, 31 January 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BUCHANAN Robert George|