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|Date of Birth||Not known|
|Age at Enlistment||31 years old|
Gosnells Road Board Honour Roll |
Gosnells Ward Honour Roll
Electoral Roll entries: 1910 at Grandstand road, Belmont, groom; 1916 Windsor road, Victoria Park, railway employee
There is no registered death of a William Buckland in WA prior to 1971, or any burial/cremation in the Metropolitan Cemeteries board data base.
An application (MT1486/1, Buckland William) to join the Australian Imperial Force (2 folios) is held in Melbourne. It is a single folio printed on the front and rear, containing details such as the subject's full name, occupation, age, current address, date of enlistment, height and chest measurements, and the results of medical examination.
It implies that William was either rejected, discharged while still in training, or went on to serve within Australia only [usually as depot troops or camp guards]. The most common reason for rejection is on medical grounds.
Given the lack of other information it is highly likely that he failed the initial medical assessment.