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Richard BUCK

Regimental number6954
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationPainter
Addressc/o Mrs Webster, 14 Ultimo Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs P Bell, 380 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date1 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 1 November 1916 - 2nd Bn, 23rd Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 2nd Bn, 27 March 1918. Wounded, in Flanders, 2 May 1918.
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1918
Place of death or woundingHindenburg Outpost Line, France
Age at death24.6
Place of burialRoisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
31
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUCK Richard

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