Rainford Thomas BUCKMAN

BUCKMAN, Rainford Thomas

Service Number: 1840
Enlisted: 13 August 1915, Lithgow, NSW 13th reinforcements
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 5th Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Cowra, Cowra, New South Wales
Schooling: Bumbaldry School, NSW
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, 27 September 1920
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Roman Catholic 4, Grave 512,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grenfell Great War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1840, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Lithgow, NSW 13th reinforcements
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 1840, 1st Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 1840, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
21 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Gunner
16 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver
16 Jun 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column
13 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, 1840, 50th Australian Field Artillery Battery
27 Sep 1920: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Driver, 1840, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1840 awm_unit: 50th Australian Field Artillery Battery awm_rank: Driver awm_died_date: 1920-09-27

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Rainford was born as Thomas Rainford BUCKMAN in 1895 at Grenfell, NSW

His parents were Robert Thomas BUCKMAN & Sarah PALMER who married on 12th September, 1894 at the Grenfell Catholic Church

He enlisted in Lithgow on 13th August, 1915 & embarked as a Private with the 1st Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcements on the HMAT Aeneas on 20th December, 1915

He returned to Australia on 22nd May, 1919 on the ship Durham which arrived on 22nd July, 1919 & was discharged on 13th September, 1919

Units:  1st Light Horse Regiment, 5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column & 50th Australian Field Artillery Battery

Rainford died on 27th September, 1920 at "Woodville" Red Cross Home in Randwick of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and is buried in Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney where he has a Memorial Plaque

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal


Two of his brothers also served in WW1

1. Stanley Gordon BUCKMAN  (SN 1872) returned to Australia 1919

2. Robert John BUCKMAN (SN 2343) returned to Australia in 1919