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Regimental number1327
Place of birthSt. Johns, Limerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Buckingham, 19 Queen Street, Cape Town, South Africa
Previous military serviceServed in the Duke of Edinburgh Rifles; 3 years in the Boer War; time expired.
Enlistment date4 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Discharge date25 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Headquarters, Gallipoli, 3 May 1915; appointed to Corporal, 9 July 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital (debility), Mudros, 13 August 1915; to Lowlands Casualty Clearing Station, 13 August 1918; to Australian and New Zealand Base, 23 September 1915; reported to 5th Divisional Base, 11 January 1916; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, England, 18 August 1916; marched out to Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, 28 December 1916; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 1 January 1917; marched out to Tidworth, 1 March 1917; attached for permanent duty at Q.M. Stores from 4th Bn, 22 March 1917; marched out to Perham Downs Command Depot, 4 April 1917; marched out for duty with 14th Bn Details, Codford, 9 April 1917; marched out for temporary duty on return to Perham Downs Command Depot, 16 May 1917; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 17 May 1917; marched into Draft Depot, 22 May 1917; marched out to Perham Downs Command Depot, 23 May 1917.

Found guilty, 17 July 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 9:30 pm, 12 July 1917, until noon, 15 July 1918: admonished.

Marched into Perham Downs Command Depot from Overseas Training Bn, 22 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic' for discharge (chronic rheumatism), 27 September 1917.

Found guilty, Cape Town, 30 October 1917, of (1) being absent at time of sailing 'Suevic', 9 am, 27 October 1917, until reporting 9am, 29 October 1917: severely reprimanded.

Embarked Cape Town on board HT 'Llanstephan Castle' for return to Australia, 9 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 25 December 1917.

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

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