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Rupert John BUCKLAND

Regimental number763
Place of birthMansfield, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Address'Seven Oaks', Mansfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, F Buckland, 'Seven Oaks', Mansfield, Victoria
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919

Military Medal

'On the 7th June, 1917, during operations south of MESSINES for gallant conduct and skill during the assault. This N.C.O. assisted another N.C.O. in the capture of a strong hostile party by engaging the party with rifle fire, while his comrade worked round the flank. He personally shot two of the enemy whilst under heavy fire from the party. During the following days he set a wonderful example to his men by his coolness and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Date of death25 May 1964
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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