James BUCHANAN

BUCHANAN, James

Service Number: 641
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Strathpine, Moreton Bay, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 641
20 Aug 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 641, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 506 notes part of the 1st Draft of the 6th QIB which embarked 20 Aug 1901 at Sydney aboard Britannic arriving Cape Town 22 Sep 1901.
20 Mar 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 641, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Newspaper report in The Brisbane Courier, 16 May 1902, p. 8, notes he was discharged in South Africa on 20 Mar 1902 along with others so that he could remain in South Africa for employment.

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Biography contributed by Claude McKelvey

James Buchanan served twice in the South African (Boer) War, first as a Private S.N. 302 in the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry, and second as a Private S.N. 641 in the 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen. He was discharged from his second service while still in South Africa so that he could remain in South Africa for employment. (source- AWM Boer War Nominal Roll, Murray p. 473 and 518; Trove Digitised Newspapers, The Brisbane Courier, 16 May 1902).