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Aubrey Buckland OWEN

Regimental number2470
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressFotheringham Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Owen, 'Wairora', Tupper Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date9 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit: multiple gun shot wounds; amputated left arm), Sydney, 9 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 February 1931
Age at death40
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, OWEN Aubrey Buckland

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