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Thomas BUCKLEY

Regimental number1894
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHairdresser
Address147 New South Head Road, Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Buckley, 147 New South Head Road, Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1894B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


For conspicuous bravery and initiative during the advance near Westhoek when he was instrumental in capturing a German strong post in which were four guns.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On our advance being held up by machine gun fire from a shell hole, he was instrumental in bringing the fire of several rifles and machine guns to bear on the hostile gun. The position was then rushed, and in the shell hole four guns were captured. On the objective being gained, he accomplished splendid work during the consolidation, and set a fine example of coolness and cheerfulness to the men.'e
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death1 May 1949

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