Frederick (Brian) Buckingham

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Frederick (Brian) Buckingham
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 7 Dec 1916
Place of Birth Kelmscott, Western Australia
Death 7 Dec 1994, aged 78
Place of Death Bayswater, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 23 years, 8 months
Description 6'1" (1.85m) tall ; 168lbs
76.203 kg
; bluish-green eyes ; brown hair ; circular scar on left shin
Occupation Labourer
Religion Church of England
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs. Emma Buckingham
Military Information
Reg Number WX12096
Date of Enlistment 29 Apr 1941
Rank Private
Unit/Formation Did not reach an operational unit
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at Kelmscott, orchard worker.

War Service

Brian's original CMF enlistment was in 21 Sep 1940 at Victoria Park, and he was allocated to the 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment ww2. On 10 May 1941 he was discharged fom the CMF in order to enlist in the 2nd AIF. On 15 May 1941 he was sent to No. 1 Training Battalion at Northam and on arrival he was sent on pre-embarkation leave from 17 - 23 May 1941. On 24 May 1941 he was posted to the 3rd Training Battalion which was at the time preparing men comprising the 7th reinforcement draft for the 2/32 Australian Infantry Battalion. On 25 Jun 1941 Brian was charged with haveing been AWOL from Midnight 23 Jue until 8:00pm on 26 Jun 1941. For this he was awarded 3 days Confined to Barracks, and the automatic forfeiture of a days pay.

On 1 Aug 1941 Brian was discharged as Medically Unfit.

Post War

During 1950 Brian married Patricia Mary Hutton ( Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Kelmscott, orchard worker; 1954 at 580 Murray street, West Perth, bus driver; 1963 - 1980 at 8 Francis street, Bayswater; labourer.


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