The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Lieutenant (later Major C de G) Donald Buchanan|
Name of Ancestor: Donald Buchanan
Ancestor's date of birth: 23/01/1875
Ancestor's date of death: 29/04/1947
Cause of Death: Throat cancer
Service Number: Officer - no number
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Not Provided
Unit: 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: LT, Date Effective: 21/05/1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): MAJ, Date Effective: 01/10/1917
Murray Page: 147
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales
Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 02/04/1901
Memorial details: Gilgandra cemetery, Gilgandra Services Wall of Remembrance.
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Colony, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Croix de Guerre (Belgium).
Personal Characteristics: A grazier from Riverstone New South Wales. Height 175 cm hair turned white as a result of World War One, Could be a little austere.
Reasons to go and fight: A passionate believer in duty to God, King, Country and Empire.
Details of service in war: May 1901 - May 1902 in west then east Transvaal then west Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Became Army area officer for area 36a. Was single and living at Lochiel, Stanton Road, Haberfield, New South Wales in 1915. Joined the AIF on 1 May 1915, served in the 13th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters and Machine Gun Section in France and Belgium. Awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre for service.
Name of Descendant: Donna Brooker, Singleton NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter