John Charles BUCK

BUCK, John Charles

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 18 April 1939
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: 2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur)
Born: London, England, 1889
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Drowned sinking of HMAHS Centaur, At Sea; Off Brisbane, Queensland, 14 May 1943
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Gold Coast - AHS Centaur Memorial, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Centaur Wing, Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

18 Apr 1939: Involvement Merchant Navy, 2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur), Date of Engagement: 18/04/1939, HMAHS Centaur; Capacity: Steward.
18 Apr 1939: Enlisted Merchant Navy, 2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur), Fremantle, WA, Australia
18 Apr 1939: Enlisted

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

H.M.A.H.S. Centaur 
Australian Merchant Navy

Son of Edward and Ellen Buck; husband of Vera Buck, of Subiaco, Western Australia.