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Alfred John BUCKLER

Regimental number7656
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCivil servant
AddressCroydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs S H Buckler, 'Inveramsby', 51 Holborrow Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 3 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At night he led a party of sappers and infantry into "No Man's Land" and, with incendiary piles, set light to two aeroplane hangars which the enemy had been using as cover from observation and for machine gun emplacements. While successfully carrying out his work he was all the time under heavy machine gun fire from another hangar 50 yards away.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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