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George Allan BUCHANAN

Regimental number5838
Place of birthSmeaton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
Address'Gartchonzie', Launching Place, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinBrother, James Buchanan, Launching Place, Warburton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at Bullecourt, France, 3 May 1917. Wounded at Passchendaele, Belgium, 4 October 1917, while acting as a despatch carrier; died 6 October 1917.
FateDied of wounds 6 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row E, grave No. 7A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jane BUCHANAN. Native of Smeaton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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