John Bertram Buchanan

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Parkes, New South Wales, Australia

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Informations service militaire

Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
 —  Australian Infantry, 36th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Lijssenthoek, Remy Siding, No. 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Parcelle: XXI
Rangée: A
Tombe: 16

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 Lieu du décès ou lieu d'inhumation d'origine

Mon histoire

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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Embarkation Roll
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Nominal Roll
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Passchendaele Day by Day Account
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Red Cross Wounded and Missing
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Roll of Honour
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Service Record
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War Diary
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