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Hugh BUCKINGHAM

Regimental number3416
Place of birthWest Perth, Western Australia
SchoolHigh School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarriage builder
Address92 John Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, Roger Buckingham, 92 John Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets (2 years); 88 Infantry (3 months, still serving)
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Age at death20.9
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row F, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Roger and Kate BUCKINGHAM, 92 John Street. West, Perth, Western Australia. Born at Mount Magnet, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins: Lennard BUCKINGHAM, MM; William MORCOM.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 16th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 10 August 1916; admitted to No 1 Anzac Corps Rest Station, 11 August 1916, and transferred to No 7 Field Ambulance the same day (shell shock); discharged, 13 August 1916; rejoined 16th Bn, 15 August 1916.

Found guilty, 23 October 1916, of being absent from 1800 hours piquet: award, forfeits 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 7 November 1916, of falling out of line of march without leave: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 16 January 1917 (pneumonia, lobar); transferred to No 25 Ambulance Train, 23 January 1917; to No 10 General Hospital, 24 January 1917; to England, 29 January 1917; to Bath War Hospital, 31 January 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 6 March 1917; discharged to furlough, 23 March 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 April 1917.

Marched into Drafting Depot, Perham Downs, 24 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 June 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 21 June 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 6 July 1917; rejoined 16th Bn, 7 July 1917.

On leave, 1 March 1918; rejoined unit, 19 March 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUCKINGHAM Hugh

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