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Timothy Joseph BUCKLEY

Regimental number2394
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLongreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 5.5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Buckley, 11 Sunday Well Avenue, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentLongreach, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 19 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2394A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date30 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Brisbane, 19 September 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 9 December 1916; marched into 13th Training Bn, 10 December 1916.

Found guilty, 7 January 1917, of (1) overstaying leave from 11 pm, 2 January 1917, until 2:30 pm, 3 January 1917: admonished; forfeited 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 24 April 1917, of (1) being found in Codford at 9:56 pm, 24 April 1917, without a pass: forfeits 1 day's pay.

Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 14 June 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 15 June 1917; proceeded to join unit, 3 July 1917; taken on strength of 49th Bn, 4 July 1917; allotted letter 'A' to regiment number, 25 July 1917; with unit, 14 January 1918; with unit, 24 February 1918; on leave to England, 18 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 April 1918.

Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station (gassed), 26 April 1918; to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 27 April 1918; invalided to England, 10 May 1918; admitted to Reading War Hospital, England, 12 May 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 June 1918; discharged to Hurdcott Command Depot, 1 July 1918; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot from Hurdcott Command Depot, 12 September 1918; marched out to and taken on strength of Australian Imperial Force Depots in the United Kingdom, Tidworth, 27 September 1918; transferred to 49th Bn and marched out to Weymouth Command Depot, 3 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked, Melbourne for Brisbane, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: defective vision), 30 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUCKLEY Timothy Joseph

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