Service Number: NX123200
Enlisted: 4 September 1942
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: General / Motor Transport Company/ies (WW2)
Born: Trundle, New South Wales, Australia, 6 October 1919
Home Town: Fifield, Lachlan, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Work, Railway Labourer
Died: Accidental Injuries, Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia, 7 December 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Bowral General Cemetery, NSW
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Parkes & District Cenotaph, Tullamore WW2 War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lance Sergeant, NX123200
4 Sep 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, NX123200, General / Motor Transport Company/ies (WW2)

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Biography contributed by Anne Rice

Thomas Buerckner (Tommy) was born on 6 Oct 1919 at Trundle NSW. He was the youngest son of Charles and Elizabeth Buerckner (nee Armstrong). He grew up on the family farm Currajong Park at Fifield NSW with his 9 siblings.

On 30 Sep 1941 Thomas married Elsa J Weeks in Tullamore NSW.

Thomas enlisted in the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces on 4 Sep 1942.

On the 7 Dec 1942 where 2 cases of gelignite had been ordered by an expert to be destroyed  an explosion occurred and Lance Corporal Thomas Buerckner was hurled some distance, he died from injuries he received. He was laid to rest at Bowral Cemetery.

May his name liveth for evermore