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Edmund Herbert Buller DEACON

Regimental number2149
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressBodangora, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39.3
Height6' 0"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Josephine Deacon, c/o Patrick Kelly, Stanley Street, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 April 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 19 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date20 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 27 Srptember 1917; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), Sydney, 20 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 March 1934
Age at death57
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DEACON Edmund Herbert Buller

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