Battalion 13 Armoured Regiment
Place of Birth. Yarram 13 August 1914
Next of Kin Bernard Buckley, his father. He was the son of Bernard Edmund and Ada Kate Buckley of Buffalo
Date and place of enlistment 2 September 1942 Caulfield
Location on enlistment South Melbourne
Occupation Stockman and professional runner
Date and place of death 16 November 1942 at Puckapunyal as a result of a tank accident, aged 28.
Location of grave or memorial
He is buried in Springvale War Cemetery. He is on memorials in Leongatha and Tarwin Lower.
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
He lived in Buffalo on his family’s property.
Paul had some success as a foot runner competing in gifts throughout Victoria.
Paul enlisted in September 1942 and was placed in the 13th Armoured Regiment. He had been training at Puckapunyal for around 9 weeks when he was killed in a tank accident.
The following appeared in The Age
Five of the seven occupants of a General Grant training tank
were killed when the tank overturned near Melbourne.
Two other occupants escaped injury.
Those killed were:-
Corporal Paul William Buckley of Buffalo
Trooper John McKenzie Russell of Orbost
Trooper Keith Joyce of Murrumbeena
Trooper Gordon Stewart McLeod of Mooroopna