William John BUCKETT

BUCKETT, William John

Service Number: NX46796
Enlisted: 16 July 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, 15 August 1916
Home Town: Woodlawn, Lismore, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died Of Wounds, Jivevaneng, New Guinea, 27 October 1943, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Cemetery/memorial reference: U. A. 4., Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lismore Terania Shire Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, NX46796
16 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, NX46796, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX46796, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1942: Involvement Private, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
27 Oct 1943: Involvement Private, NX46796, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

Pte William John Buckett served with the 2/17 Bn in the Tel el Eisa, El Alamein and Lae campaigns before DOW at Jivevaneng, New Guinea.