Francis James BUCKLEY

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BUCKLEY, Francis James

Service Number: 2918
Enlisted: 23 November 1916, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, 1890
Home Town: Redfern, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carter
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, France, 16 April 1918
Cemetery: Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque
Plot 4, Row F, Grave 3, Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2918, 34th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney
25 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2918, 34th Infantry Battalion
25 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2918, 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
21 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2918, 34th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the back at Menin Road, Belgium and evacuated to England on 25 September 1917
16 Apr 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2918, 1st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Buckley of the Mansion House Hotel, George Street, Sydney; brother of Edward Alton Buckley who was killed in action on 4 April 1918 at Villers-Bretonneux while serving with the 35th Battalion, W.C. Buckley and Nellie Carmichael (nee Buckley)

10 June 1917 - transferred from the 34th Battalion to the 1st Battalion

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal