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Reginald John BUCKLAND

Regimental number2059
Place of birthDubbo, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPine Ridge, Leadville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, J A Buckland, Pine Ridge, Leadville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 December 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 81), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: J.A. and E.D. BUCKLAND, Clydesdale, Marsden Park, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2874 Lance Corporal Arthur Roy BUCKLAND, 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, returned to Australia, 27 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Sinai

Admitted on board HT 'Transylvania' as batman to Major Clayton, 12 October 1915.

Transferred from 4th Field Ambulance, Walden Grove, to 8th Light Horse Regiment, 10 December 1915.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 14 December 1915.

Wounded in action, 16 December 1915 (gun shot wound, left hand); admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 23 December 1915; discharged to duty, 7 January 1916.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 20 February 1916.

On duty with 9th Light Horse Regiment, Railhead, 7 April 1916.

Seconded for duty with 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, 23 July 1916, and taken on strength, Ballybunion.

Wounded in action, Bir el Abd, 9 August 1916 (gun shot wound, chest), and admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance.

Died of wounds, 9 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUCKLAND Reginald John

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