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Arthur John BUCKNEY

Regimental number3626
Place of birthNew Town, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCommonwealth Bank, Queenstown, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.7
Height5' 2.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Buckney, Longley, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Discharge date25 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 3 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 25 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 December 1957
Age at death65
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery (plot Independent B 70 ), Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUCKNEY Arthur John

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