Albert Victor Buckingham
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||28 Mar 1895|
|Place of Birth||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Death||17 May 1958, aged 63|
|Place of Death||Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||47 years old|
5'5½"(1.74m) tall ; 124lbs|
56.245 kg; dark complexion ; grey eyes ; dark hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Third avenue, Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Friend , Ms. Emily Francis Howard|
|Date of Enlistment||24 Feb 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Electoral Roll entry: 1925 at "Greenwood", Roleystone, labourer; 1930 - 1943 at Albany road, Kelmscott, labourer.
On 29 Mar 1942, at Maddington, Albert offered his services to the military and he was enlisted and posted to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion as he had declared that both arms had been broken previously. They were the reason that his offer to enlist for service during WW1 had been declined. The only other entry in his records is his being released on 24 Jan 1944.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Albay road, Kelmscott, labourer; 1958 at Third avenue, Kelmscott, labourer.