|Place of birth||Mitiamo, Victoria|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, William Buckland, Prairie, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||46th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/63/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||2044|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||46th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||27.8|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Isleworth Cemetery (Plot R, Row C, Grave No. 25), Middlesex, England|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Marion BUCKLAND, William Street, Long Galley, Victoria|
'During the operations West of BELLENGLISE on 18th/19th September, 1918. For bravery and devotion to duty as runner. He carried messages from front line during the attack through heavy enemy barrage fire. He also crossed machine gun swept area to take information to flank Companies. He continued to carry on until utterly exhausted. His grit and determination were very noticeable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
|Family/military connections||Cousin: P DWYER|
War service: Western Front
Proceeded overseas to France from England, 22 September 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 24 September 1916.
Taken on strength of 46th Bn, in the field, 4 October 1916.
Wounded in action, 13 November 1916, and admitted to No 36 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gunshot wound, face); transferred to No 8 General Hospital, Rouen, 15 November 1916; to England, 20 November 1916; to No 4 Southern General Hospital, Plymouth, 21 November 1916; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 January 1917.
Marched into Infantry Draft Depot, Perham Downs, 3 February 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 6 April 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 5 May 1917; rejoined 46th Bn, 6 May 1917.
On leave to England, 30 September 1917; rejoined unit, 10 October 1917.
Allotted Regimental Number 2044A, no date stated.
While on leave to England, admitted to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 13 October 1918 (pneumonia, dangerously ill).
Died, No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 25 October 1918.
Buried, Isleworth Cemetery, 29 October 1918.MBV Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BUCKLAND Benjamin George|