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Walter Francis BUCKLEY

Regimental number50592
Date of birth6 April 1895
Place of birthSouthport, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRainbow Street, Sandgate, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs R Buckley, Marsden Street, Albion, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces, Brisbane; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of hernia.
Enlistment date21 January 1918
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameQueensland Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Depot Unit of Supply
FateReturned to Australia 22 November 1919
Discharge date6 February 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 20769 Gunner Percival BUCKLEY, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 December 1918.
Other details

War service: England, France (post-Armistice)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 22 November 1919; disembarked Sydney, 12 January 1920; discharged, Brisbane, 6 February 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUCKLEY Walter Francis

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