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George Arthur Keith BUSKIN

Regimental number318
Place of birthGorapur, NW Provinces, India
SchoolFort St School, Sydney, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia8 months
ReligionChurch of England
Address34 Mackay Street, Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs l M Black, 34 Mackay Street, Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and in the Artillery, Citizen Military Forces, Sydney, NSW.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed at Cape Helles and throughout the Gallipoli campaign, and was invalided to England. after a year at home [i.e. England], he was sent to the Flanders Front. "I am told that he refused promotion. He did his duty." (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 3 November 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row B, Grave No. 4), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Laura BUSKIN, Canterbury, England. Born in India
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieutenant Alexander Frank BUSKIN, 6th Light Horse, killed in action, Gallipoli, 17 September 1915.

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