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Robert Victor BUCKENHAM

Regimental number5333
Place of birthEly, Cambridgeshire, England
SchoolLondon County Council School, Clapham, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Address24 Regent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs S A Buckenham, 42 Sankey Street, Brixton, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 August 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialRue-David Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 22), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: josiah and Sarah BUCKENHAM, The Victory, Southery, Downham, Norfolk, England. Native of Ely, Cambs., England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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