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Leonard Henry BUCKINGHAM

Regimental number1778
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressArmadale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinJ Buckingham, East Jandakot, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Obtained valuable information while on patrol work, displaying great courage and endurance.(At the Maze and Le Barque on 12-28 February 1917).'
Recommendation date: 10 March 1917

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "February 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'From the 12th to the 28th February, 1917, at the MAZE and LE BARQUE, L/Cpl. BUCKINGHAM was constantly out on patrol work, and obtained much valuable information. Prior to the capture of LE BARQUE he led a patrol around the right flank of the village and obtained useful information as to the enemy's dispositiions. He has shown great pluck and endurance throughout the Battalion's tour in the front line trenches.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

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