BUCKBY , David

Service Numbers: 903, Q55116
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15 Garrison Battalion (QLD)
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, 25 October 1895
Home Town: Charters Towers, Charters Towers, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Caboolture, Queensland, Australia, 6 September 1972, aged 76 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery & Crematorium, Brisbane
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 903, Townsville, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 903, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 903, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 903, 9th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
4 Apr 1917: Promoted Lance Corporal, 9th Infantry Battalion
2 Sep 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 903, 9th Infantry Battalion, per Taranto to Australia
3 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 903, 9th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

12 Dec 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, Q55116, 15 Garrison Battalion (QLD)
20 Sep 1944: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, 15 Garrison Battalion (QLD)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Embarkation Roll (www.awm.gov.au) has incorrectly recorded Surname as BUCKLY instead of BUCKBY.

Current family members have submitted images which suggest that his Christian names were Joseph Harvey 

Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Joseph Harvey (aka David) was the ninth of thirteen children of William Charles Buckby (born 1856 in Brisbane, QLD) and Charlotte Mary O'Sullivan (born 1862 in Tipperary, Ireland). Charlotte arrived in Brisbane, QLD in April 1869 on the board the Young Australia. William - a Labourer and Wood Cutter - and Charlotte married in 1880 in Charters Towers, QLD where they settled and raised their family.

David was a Miner when he enlisted in the AIF in August 1914. He was a Private (Service No:903) with 9th Infantry Battalion and served in Gallipoli (25 April 1915 - December 1915), France and Italy. David was promoted to Lance Corporal in May 1915 but reverted to Private at his own request. His twin, Harvey James (Private; Service No:2345) and brothers Patrick Dennis (Private; Service No:5336), James Alfred (Private/Shoeing Smith; Service No:250), and Edward (Ned) Arthur (Private; Service No:52976) also served in WWI.

David settled in Ayr, QLD where he was working as a Labourer in 1924 when he married Lizzie Olive Payne (born 1892 in Bendigo, Victoria). David and Lizzie settled in Ayr, QLD where David was a Labourer. In December 1941 he enlisted with the ACMF and served as a Private (Service No:Q55116) with 15th Garrison Battalion. He was Discharged in September 1944.

David and Lizzie moved to Bowen, QLD where Lizzie died in 1970. David died in Caboolture, QLD in 1972.