Alexander Frank BUSKIN


BUSKIN, Alexander Frank

Service Numbers: Lieutenant, Officer
Enlisted: 18 May 1915
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gorapur, NW Provinces, India, 1 February 1889
Home Town: Double Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: North Sydney Church of England Grammar School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Artillery shell blast , Gallipoli, 17 September 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
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Memorials: Shore Northbridge Sydney Church of England Grammar School 1914-1918 War Memorial Playing Fields
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World War 1 Service

18 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Lieutenant, 6th Light Horse Regiment
7 Jun 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 6th Light Horse Regiment
7 Jun 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Chilka, Sydney
17 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
Date unknown: Involvement 12th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Alexander BUSKIN and Mrs May WILKINS, his wife; husband of Esther M. BUSKIN, 21 George Street, Lavender Bay, Sydney, New South Wales

Lieutenant A. F. Buskin (killed) was 20 years of age and a son of the late Mr. Alexander Buskin and Mrs. Buskin, of 82 Mnnnlng Road, Double Bay. He was an old North Sydney Church of England Grammar School boy, and at the time of enlistment was in the service of the Mercantile Mutual Insurance Company in Mr. Kelso King's office. He leaves a widow, nee Miss Essie Fairland. A brother of the late officer Is at the front with the 1st Artillery Brigade.