Casualty details

BUCKLEY, ALEXANDER HENRY

Rank:
Corporal
Service No:
1876
Date of Death:
01/09/1918
Age:
27
Regiment/Service:
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
 
54th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference
II. C. 32.
Cemetery
PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Additional Information:

Son of James and Julia Buckley, of Homebush, New South Wales. Born at Gulargambone, New South Wales.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 14th Dec., 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice at Peronne during the operations on the 1st/2nd Sept., 1918. After passing the first objective his half company and part of the company on the flank were held up by a machine gun nest. With one man he rushed the post shooting four of the occupants and taking 22 prisoners. Later on reaching a moat, it was found that another machine gun nest commanded the only available footbridge. Whilst this was being engaged from a flank Cpl. Buckley endeavoured to cross the bridge and rush the post, but was killed in the attempt. Throughout the advance he had displayed great initiative, resource and courage, and by his efforts to save his comrades from casualties, he set a fine example of self-sacrificing devotion to duty."

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PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
France
Locality:
Somme

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