George Allan BUCHANAN

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BUCHANAN, George Allan

Service Number: 5838
Enlisted: 26 February 1916, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Smeaton, Victoria, Australia, 5 April 1883
Home Town: Launching Place, Victoria
Schooling: State School
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Died of Wounds, Passchendaele, Belgium, 6 October 1917, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XX, Row E, Grave 7A
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Smeaton State School No 552
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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5838, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
2 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5838, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
2 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5838, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Allan BUCHANAN was born in Smeaton, Victoria on 5th April, 1883

His parents were John BUCHANAN & Jane STARK

He enlisted in Melbourne on 26th February, 1916 & embarked with the 22nd Infantry Battalion, 16th reinforcements  on 2nd October, 1916 on the HMAT Nestor

He was wounded at Bullecourt on 3rd May, 1917 and also wounded at Passchendaele on 4th October, 1917 while acting as a despatch carrier and died from these wounds at the 10th Casualty Clearing Station on 6th October, 1917

He is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery and his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

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