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John Joseph BUCKLEY

Regimental number2133
Place of birthNimmitabel New South Wales
SchoolMyalla Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNyalla via Cooma, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Buckley, Nyalla via Cooma, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 70), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Ellen BUCKLEY, Myalla, New South Wales

Military Medal

'During the enemy attack on front line facing QUEANT on 15th May 1917, Private Buckley, whilst acting as a stretcher bearer showed great courage and devotion to duty. Although under direct enemy observation, he carried out his duties for 17 hours continuously without rest, and in a manner worthy of the highest commendation. Although an untrained stretcher bearer, he, together with the rest of the bearing party, saved by first aid the lives of seriously wounded men. The Commanding Officer of the 54th Battalion wrote an appreciative letter for the help given, specially mentioning the stretcher bearing party for their good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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