William Francis Buck

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William Francis Buck
Personal Information
Date of Birth 18 Aug 1914
Place of Birth Kelmscott, Western Australia
Death 5 Feb 1961
Place of Death Bedford Park, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 26 years, 6 months
Description 5'5¾" (1.68m) tall ; ; medium complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair ; scar on left buttock
Occupation Clerk
Religion Church of England
Address 117 Grand parade, Bedford Park
Next of Kin Father , Mr. William Buck
Military Information
Reg Number W10788
Date of Enlistment 7 Mar 1941
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 28th Australian Infantry Battalion (The Swan Regiment)
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

War Service

On 7 Mar 1941 William was enlisted in the CMF's 28th Australian Infantry Battalion (The Swan Regiment) at the Drill Hall, Mounts Bay road, Perth and he was called up for full time duty on 15 Dec 1941 following Japan's entry into the war. He attended a training camp from 15 April until 13 July 1941. After commencing full time duty William was detached to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance from 9 - 21 Jun 1942.

On 4 Mar 1943 he entrained for Adelaide, and was there on 12 March, before leaving for the Northern Territory on 25 Mar 1943, arriving there four days later. On 1 Jul 1943 he was classified as proficient and received a small pay increase. William was trade tested on 28 Jun 1944, and met the standard required for a Trade Group I Welder (electric). As a result he was detached to the 11th Australian Workshop & Park Company from 7 - 27 Jul 1944, and after returning to the 28th Battalion, was transferred to the 11th Australian Workshop & Park Company on 23 Aug 1944. William was transferred tot he 7th Workshop & Park Company on 19 Oct 1944 and he remained with them until he was transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot on 17 Jan 1946 to prepare for his discharge on 6 Feb 1946.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at 117 Grand parade, Bayswater, clerk.


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