Timothy Joseph BUCKLEY

BUCKLEY, Timothy Joseph

Service Number: 2394
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Longreach War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2394, 49th Infantry Battalion
19 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2394, 49th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane

Soldier of the Stone

Permission given by Kaye Searles-Kuhn, author of ‘Soldier of the Stone – Longreach World War 1 1914-1918’.

2394 Private Timothy Joseph BUCKLEY was an Irishman from Cork, Ireland who was working as a labourer in the Longreach district. He was 34 years of age when he enlisted in Longreach on the 26th April 1916. He left Australian shores on the 19th September 1916 for France. It was on the Western Front in April 1918 that he was gassed in the trenches. Buckley returned to Australia on the 12th December 1918 and on the 30th March 1919 was discharged on medical grounds. He died in Queensland in 1951.
**He died 24th July 1951 at the age of 68 and is buried at Lutwyche Cemetery”

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