Claude William BUCK MM

Badge Number: 15645

BUCK, Claude William

Service Number: 1920
Enlisted: 18 January 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, 19 January 1891
Home Town: Burnside (SA), Burnside City Council, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter/Joiner
Died: Natural Causes, Tasmania, Australia, 11 December 1960, aged 69 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

18 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Liverpool, New South Wales
13 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1920, 4th Infantry Battalion
13 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1920, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney
21 Jan 1918: Discharged AIF WW1
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1920
Date unknown: Honoured Military Medal

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Word has been received that Lance-Corporal C. W. Buck has been awarded the Military Cross. He received the medal for the gallant part he took in the fighting on Lone Pine, Gallipoli. He was formerly a member of the East Torrens Rifle Club, and was considered one of the most promising shots before he left for New South Wales several years ago. He enlisted in Sydney. Lance-Corporal Buck was wounded in the battle of Pozieres, when he received two bullet wounds in the big toe of the right foot. He was also slightly gassed, and suffered from shock. Lance Corporal Buck, who is a son of Mr. J. Buck, of L'Estrange-street, Knoxville, is 26 years of age." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 13 Jan 1917 (