Jonathan Yates Buckley

First Name: 
Jonathan
Middle Name: 
Yates
Last Name: 
Buckley
Mother's Name: 
Frances (nee Williamson)
Father's Name: 
Joseph Buckley
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, August 28, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
5th Pioneer
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, October 3, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Sergeant Jonathan Buckley (Service no. 4134A) was born circa 1890 and at enlistment was a single 25 year old miner from Corrimal. He embarked on HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20th December, 1915 with 2nd Battalion.

After arriving in Egypt he transferred to the 5th Pioneers on 3rd March, 1916 and travelled to France. He saw service on the Western Front and was promoted to Corporal on 22nd May, 1917 and then to Sergeant on 2nd February, 1918.

On 20th July, 1916 soon after arriving in France he was wounded in action, receiving a gun shot wound to his knee. He was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment and when he recovered he returned to his unit in France. On 19th October, 1917 Jonathan was wounded a second time, receiving a shrapnel wound to his arm.

He was killed in action at the very end of combat for the Australians and is buried in Templeux Le Guerard Cemetery in France. Plot I, Row C, Grave 43.

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From birth certificate 38568/1890 JY Buckley was born 18 September 1890.

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