Frank Renald BUCKLE

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BUCKLE, Frank Renald

Service Number: 2834
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Merino, Victoria, 2 June 1895
Home Town: Merino, Glenelg, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher's assistant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 July 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Casterton War Memorial, Merino War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2834, 24th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2834, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2834, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
29 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2834, 24th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"...2834 Private Frank Renald Buckle, 24th Battalion. A butcher's assistant from Merino, Victoria, prior to enlistment on 2 August 1915 he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ulysses on 27 October 1915 for Suez. His unit relocated to the Western Front, France, during March 1916. He was hospitalised due to illness during June 1916 and rejoined his unit in early July. Pte Buckle was killed in action at Pozieres, France, on 29 July 1916. He was aged 20 years. His older brother, 1231 Pte Reginald George Buckle, 39th Battalion, died of wounds received in action near Amiens, France, on 13 July 1918..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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