James BUICK

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BUICK, James

Service Number: 1103
Enlisted: 9 September 1914, Enlisted at Rosebery Park, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dundee, Scotland, 18 November 1879
Home Town: Stanmore, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Arncliffe Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Traveller
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Row M, Grave 3 Headstone inscription reads: A sister's chum on earth united again in Heaven
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1103, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rosebery Park, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1103, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1103, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Lachlan Gillman

James Buick was born on the 18th of november 1879 in Dundee, Scotland. He was enlisted to the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) as a privrate on the 9th September, 1914.

Buick's parent's names were John Buick and Janet Robertson. His father John Buick was born in Angus, Scotland and his mother Janet Robertson was born in Machar, Scotland. James had 8 brother and sisters, William, John, Henry, Cornelia, Mary, Elspeth, Janet and Helen.

Buick Moved to NSW, Sydney in 1890 when he was 11 and stayed there until he was enlisted. He went to school at Arncliffe Public School in New South Wales. Buick's Religion was Presbyterian and his job in Sydney was a tailor and a traveller.

He was a part of the 4th Battalion and arrived in Egypt on the 2nd December, 1914. In Egypt, Buick trained in preparation for the war.

The Battalion Toook part in the ANZAC landing on 25th April 1915. The Commander of the 4th Battalion Lieutenant colonel A.J.O Thompson died on the second day. The 1st Brigade then led the 4th Battalion to help in the defence of the bechhead, August 1915. It was during this defence, between the 6th and 9th August that Buick was Killed in action. He died at the age of 36.

James Buick was laid to rest in the Lone Pine Cemetery Gallipoli.

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