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Rainford Thomas BUCKMAN

Regimental number1840
Place of birthGrenfell, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKennedy's Hotel, Cowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9.25"
Weight146.5 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Buckman, Kennedy's Hotel, Cowra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLithgow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date13 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 22 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 13 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died at Woodville Red Cross Home, Randwick, of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Date of death27 September 1920
Age at death25
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (R.C. 4. 512), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUCKMAN Rainford Thomas

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