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13 Armoured Regiment

Yarram 13 August 1914

Bernard Buckley, his father. He was the son of Bernard Edmund and Ada Kate Buckley of Buffalo

2 September 1942 Caulfield

South Melbourne

Stockman and professional runner

16 November 1942 at Puckapunyal as a result of a tank accident, aged 28.

He is buried in Springvale War Cemetery. He is on memorials in Leongatha and Tarwin Lower.

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


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