|Place of birth||Donegal, Milford, Ireland|
|Address||c/o J.T. Haines, Rochester, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, Samuel Buchanan, Garrygort, Milford, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||60th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/77/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Division Train|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked, Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916; marched out to 15th Training Bn, 21 November 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 30 December 1916; marched into Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 31 December 1916; marched out to unit, 6 December 1917; taken on strength of 60th Bn, in the field, 8 February 1917.
Proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 26 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 16 February 1918.
Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance (scabies), 18 March 1918; to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 22 March 1918; discharged to duty, 18 April 1918; rejoined Bn, 24 April 1918; transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, 25 September 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 24 December 1918; rejoined Bn, 19 January 1919; transferred to and taken on strength of 5th Australian Divisional Train, 29 January 1919; appointed Driver, 29 January 1919; transferred to 10th Army Service Corps, 12 March 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 7 April 1919; reverted to Private, 14 May 1919; marched out to England, 22 May 1919; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, England, 23 May 1919; marched into to Parkhouse, 15 June 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 20 August 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 4 October 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalMedal stamp marked 'Returned, 10 May 1928'.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Field of Mars Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BUCHANAN William Anthony|