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William Percival BUCKLEY

Regimental number1141
Date of birth22 September 1895
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLaura, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.6
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Edith Buckley, same address
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 81st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date13 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1917
Discharge date8 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 18 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: confusional insanity), Adelaide, 8 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1955
Age at death59
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUCKLEY William Percival

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