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Born in Ballart, Victoria and a Quarryman by trade, Frank Buckingham was 18 years and single when enlisted on the 28th of March 1916 in the 16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 6236. His Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 'Suffolk' on the 13th of October 1916. On the 26th of September 1917 shot wound left shoulder, field admitted to Boulogne. On the 25th of April 1918 wounded, Etaples; on the 6th of July 1918 wounded in action 2nd occasion- shot wound thigh, Rouen. On the 17th of July 1918 invalided to UK; gunshot wound right thigh slight, Edmonton and admitted the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford on the 31st of July 1918 and was listed as returned to Australia on the 23rd of September 1918 per A 'Runic'. Disembarked 5th Military District on the 17th of November 1918 Gunshot Wound thigh and Discharged on the 28th of February 1919. War service: Western Front Tree No. 1111