The AIF Project

John Wilfred BUCKERIDGE

Regimental number2913
Place of birthMosman New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
AddressKembla Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J H Buckeridge, Kembla Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 2 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At the attack on DOIGNES on 2nd April, 1917, this signaller, in conjunction with signaller WOLRIGE, established communication from Battalion Headquarters to the attacking companies at DOIGNES, and maintained same throughout the fight under heavy artillery barrage and machine gun fire. His energies were unceasing in keeping communication established under most trying circumstances. This signaller has rendered very good service since the Battalion has been on the SOMME and has always set a good example to his comrades by his gallantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 522 Pte Charles Stanley BUCKERIDGE, 3rd Bn, killed in action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format