Studio portrait of 5838 Private (Pte) George Allan Buchanan, 22nd Battalion. A grocer from ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number H06041
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Studio portrait of 5838 Private (Pte) George Allan Buchanan, 22nd Battalion. A grocer from Launching Place, Victoria, prior to enlistment on 26 February 1916 he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Nestor on 2 October 1916 for Plymouth, England, and then joined his unit on the Western Front, France, on 24 February 1917. Pte Buchanan was wounded in action for the first time on 3 May 1917 near Favreuil, France, and was evacuated to England for treatment and recuperation before rejoining his unit near Saint Omer, France, on 25 August 1917. Pte Buchanan was wounded in action for the second time on 4 October 1917 near Zonnebeke, Belgium, and died of these wounds at the 10th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, on 6 October 1917. He was aged 34 years.