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Albert Joseph BUCKLEY

Regimental number1876
Place of birthColac, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBulgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Buckley, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 1 March 1916 - 56th Bn, 3rd Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 56th Bn, 1 December 1916. Mortally wounded, 26 September 1917.
FateDied of wounds 28 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgium
Age at death28
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 13), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 23 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 November 1916; taken on strength, 56th Bn, 1 December 1916.

Detached to 8th Field Company Engineers, 6 March 1917; rejoined 56th Bn from detachment, 27 March 1917.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 30 March 1917 (abscess, neck); transferred to 5th Division Rest Station, 31 March 1917; discharged to duty, 6 April 1917; rejoined Bn, 9 April 1917.

Found guilty, 5 June 1917, of insolence to a NCO, 4 June 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 3 August 1917, of being absent without leave from 10 am to 8 pm, 2 July 1917: awarded 5 days confined to barracks and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 17 August 1917, of (1) hesitating to obey an order; (2) using obscene language in the presence of an Officer: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2. Marched out to detention, 19 August 1917; rejoined Bn from detention, 5 September 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 26 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, compound fracture tibia); died of wounds, 28 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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