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Private Albert (Ted) Joseph Buckley

Service No.:
1876
Unit:
56th Battalion
Tree No.:
N035
Planted by:
Miss Buckley (Sister)
Image of plaque on tree N035 for Albert Joseph Buckley
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Albert Buckley was born at Colac, VIC, cir 1889, to Henry Buckley and probably, Margaret Rooke.

Image of Poppy
DOW

He was a labourer, living in Cootamundra, NSW on the 1st of March 1916, at the age of 27 - his parents resided at Glenmore(2), near Bacchus Marsh. He embarked aboard the HMAT A37 Barambah at the end of June, disembarking at Plymouth, England, in August.

In December 1916 Albert joined the 56th Battalion in France. He had 10 days in hospital in April 1917 and was charged with several offences during 1917, including insolence, AWL, hesitating to obey and obscene language. He was a Lewis Gunner(1), when on the 26th of September 1917, he was shot in the groin, during the Battle of Polygon Wood, near Ypres, Belgium. He set off in fine spirits for the Dressing Station but was found dead beside the road before he reached it. (see Red Cross for differing accounts)

Albert Buckley is buried in the Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.

Notes

  1. firstworldwar.com
  2. The Bacchus Marsh Express 27 Oct 1917

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