Frederick (Brian) Buckingham
From Our Contribution
|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|
6'1" (1.85m) tall ; 168lbs|
76.203 kg; bluish-green eyes ; brown hair ; circular scar on left shin
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs. Emma Buckingham|
|Date of Enlistment||29 Apr 1941|
|Unit/Formation||Did not reach an operational unit|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at Kelmscott, orchard worker.
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.
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.