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Charles BUCHAN

Regimental number2131
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolCity Road State School, Melbourne, Victoria
Address107 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinSister, Miss Jessie Ridley Buchan, 107 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death45
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 16), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Mary BUCHAN. Born at South Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: killed in action, Pozieres, France, 5 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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