|Place of birth||St Arnaud, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sarah J Buchecker, Mildura, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 5 years as Sergeant Instructor , Victorian Rangers.|
|Place of enlistment||Broadmeadows, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, F Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; admitted same day to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria (fractured left foot).
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ballarat' for discharge, 5 July 1915.
Returned to Egypt; disembarked from HT' Suffolk' at Suez, 14 May 1916. Embarked Alexandria on board HT 'Aragon', 13 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 February 1917; taken on strength, 59th Bn, 23 March 1917.
On Command to 5th Division Infantry School, 14 May 1917; rejoined Bn, 14 June 1917.
Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 12 August 1917.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, 7 November 1917, on a charge of, when on active service, desrtingHis Majesty's Service, in that he in the Field at about 7.30 am on the 25th of September 1917, after being warned that his Company was immediately proceeding into the line, absented himself without leave, with intent to avoid duty in the line, and remained absent until he reported to Major R.M.F. AITCHISON of the 57th Battalion A.I.F. at 4.00 p.m. on the 28th day of September, 1917, at 15th Australian Infantry Brigade Detail Camp. Pleaded Not Guilty. Found guilty, and sentenced to be dismissed from His Majesty's Service. Forfeited a total of 45 days' pay. In connection with the review of the proceedings, however, Medical opinion was expressed to the effect that the accused was not mentally normal when he committed the offence, the description of his condition, as given, by the witnesses at the trial, being that of a person suffering from acute neurasthenia, and in these circumstances the Army Council have quashed to conviction, all record of which should be expunged from the documents of the accused.
Embarked at Capetown on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 2 March 1918; appointment terminated, 7 April 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal