James Alfred (Jim) BUCKBY (BUCKLY)

BUCKBY (BUCKLY), James Alfred

Service Number: 250
Enlisted: 3 January 1915, Ayr, Queensland
Last Rank: Shoeing-Smith
Last Unit: 11th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, 31 March 1888
Home Town: Charters Towers, Charters Towers, Queensland
Schooling: Black Jack State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes , Ayr, Queensland, 19 November 1971, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Ayr Cemetery, Queensland
Grave Number 3322
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 250, Ayr, Queensland
2 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 250, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 250, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Borda, Brisbane
9 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 250, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
29 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Shoeing-Smith, SN 250, 11th Light Horse Regiment


James Alfred is my maternal grandfather's brother - Joseph Harvey. I don't recall James, but I have many memories of his wife, my Aunty Flo.

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Biography contributed by Sharon Petch

Embarkation Roll (www.awm.gov.au) has incorrectly recorded Surname as BUCKLY instead of BUCKBY

He was my maternal grandmother's brother and the surname is Buckby not Buckly.

He was one of 5 brothers that fought in WW1. They were all from Charters Towers in Queensland.

His brother Pte. 2345 Harvey James Buckby (/explore/people/228007) was killed in action at Pozières on 22 Jul 1916