Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
01/10/1891
Geburtsort:
Parkes, New South Wales, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Arbeiter

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
2276
Einberufung datum:
24/01/1916
Einberufung ort:
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 36th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
12/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Lijssenthoek, Remy Siding, No. 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Belgien
Todesursache:
Verwundet
Alter:
26

Begräbnisplatz

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Grabstelle: XXI
Reihe: A
Grab: 16

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Einberufung ort
#2 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Private John Bertram Buchanan – a labourer from Coff's Harbour, New South Wales - served in “D” Coy. of the 36th Battalion Australian Infantry, part of the 9th Brigade of the 3rd Australian Division. John’s unit participated in the First Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 1917.

The 36th Battalion left their bivouacs at 7 p.m. on the 11th of October 1917. It marched to its assembly lines near Tyne Cot Cemetery between Augustus Wood and the Ypres-Roulers railroad. John’s Battalion was to follow the old Ypres-Roulers railway line, because the surrounding ground was too boggy. The going up was very hard, as the Germans shelled the route with gas and high explosive shells. The shelling became heavier from the Zonnebeke Railway Station and it became a regular barrage from Daring Crossing onward. The march to the assembly area proved to be a deadly one, as the Battalion suffered about hundred casualties on the route. One hundred men were wounded, dead or missing even before the Battalion had to attack.

While going up to the frontline John Bertram Buchanan was hit by shrapnel in his left buttock. He was taken back to a dressing station by stretcher bearers. One of them stated in John’s Red Cross Wounded and Missing File that he didn’t seem badly hit and was cheerful. From the dressing station he was taken back to n° 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station near Remy Siding, where the 26-year-old died of his wounds. John was buried in the adjacent Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

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AIF
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=37586
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/430928/buchanan,-john-bertram/
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Embarkation Roll
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R2004523
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Nominal Roll
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R2286807
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Passchendaele Day by Day Account
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Red Cross Wounded and Missing
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1482980
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Roll of Honour
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1678303
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Service Record
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=3152472&isAv=N
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War Diary
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1355111
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