Jonathan Yates BUCKLEY


BUCKLEY, Jonathan Yates

Service Numbers: 4134, 4134A
Enlisted: 11 September 1915, Warwick Farm, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Corrimal, New South Wales, 18 September 1890
Home Town: Corrimal, Wollongong, New South Wales
Schooling: Corrimal Public School
Occupation: Coal Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 October 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery
Plot I, Row C, Grave 43
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4134, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Warwick Farm, NSW
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4134, 2nd Infantry Battalion
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4134, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
3 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Pioneer Battalion
20 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Gun shot wound to knee
22 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal
19 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Shrapnel wound to arm
2 Feb 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
3 Oct 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 4134A, 54th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Jonathan Yates BUCKLEY was born on 18th September, 1890 in Corrimal, New South Wales

His parents were Joseph BUCKLEY & Frances WILLIAMSON

He enlisted on 11th September, 1915 at Warwick Farm, Sydney and embarked with the 2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcements from Sydney on the ship HMAT Aeneas on 20th December, 1915

On 20th July, 1916 soon after arriving in France, he was wounded in action, receiving a gun shot wound to his knee.  He was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment and when he recovered he returned to his unit in France.  On 19th October, 1917 he was wounded again receiving a shrapnel wound to his arm.

Jonathan was Killed in Action in France on 3rd October, 1918 and is buried in the Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal.


His brother Joseph Edward BUCKLEY (SN 3349) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919