George Kenny BUCKPITT

BUCKPITT, George Kenny

Service Number: 99
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Brighton
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: King Island, Tasmania, Australia, 4 October 1885
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: State School, West Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of Wounds, On hospital ship Sicilia, Gallipoli, 5 June 1915, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Buckingham Rowing Club HR, Devonport ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Gallipoli Campaign, Devonport Cenotaph, Hobart Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 99, 12th Infantry Battalion, Brighton
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 99, 12th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 99, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
4 Jun 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 99, 12th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, GSW to abdomen and left arm. Evacuated to HS Sicilia where he died of his wounds the next day and was buried at sea.

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Kenny  BUCKPITT was born in King Island, Tasmania on 4th October 1885

His parents were Edward Wheaton BUCKPITT & Jane KENNY who married in Queensland on 24th February, 1887

He enlisted on 17th August, 1914 in Brighton and embarked on the ship Geelong on 20th October, 1914 with the 12th Infantry Battalion, A Company

He was wounded in action at Gallipoli and taken to the hospital ship Sicilia where he died from his wounds - he was buried at sea

                                                IN MEMORY

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Three of his brothers also served in WW1

1. Charles Thomas BUCKPITT (SN502) - returned to Australia in 1918

2. Samuel Henry BUCKPITT (SN352) - returned to Australia in 1918

3. William Henry BUCKPITT (SN14711) - returned to Australia in 1919

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