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Frederick BUCKLEY

Regimental number2348
Place of birthMudgee New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSelector
AddressOralla, Roma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs May Denning, c/o J Telford, Oralla via Roma, Queensland
Enlistment date3 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 13 June 1917

Bar to Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For consistent coolness and bravery under enemy fire whilst employed as a runner during the operations around MESSINES 7th to 11th June 1917. he repeatedly acted as guide to platoons and stretcher bearers on overland routes under heavy shell fire, and by his example has give considerable confidence to those whom he was guiding.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

MM Bar


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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