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Edmund Harold BUCKLEY

Regimental number2133
Place of birthOberon New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressOberon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Buckley, Oberon, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 5th June, 1918 at MORLANCOURT near ALBERT when the enemy raided us, a party of about 40 Germans succeeded in one place in getting in our trench. This N.C.O. was the leading man in a small party which counter attacked down the trench. he inflicted heavy casualties and put a Machine Gun out of action by skilful bombing and captured a prisoner and a Machine Gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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