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Corporal Alexander Henry Buckley VC Lone Pine, Armatree

Corporal Alexander Henry Buckley VC Lone Pine, Armatree
Corporal Alexander Henry Buckley VC Lone Pine, Armatree
Corporal Alexander Henry Buckley VC Lone Pine, Armatree
Corporal Alexander Henry Buckley VC Lone Pine, Armatree, close-up of plaque
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This Lone Pine was planted in honour of Corporal Alexander Henry Buckley, who was killed in action in the First World War. A resident of Armatree when he enlisted, Buckley was posthumously awarded a Victoria Cross (VC). 

The tree is accompanied by a polished granite monument, standing atop a two-step concrete platform. This is surrounded by a square of concrete paving, with a crushed gravel path leading to it. A bronze plaque is attached to the front face of the monument, which is inscribed with Buckley's VC citation. 

This memorial is located adjacent to the Armatree Village War Memorial.



Alexander Henry Buckley VC


54th Battalion A.I.F.

For most conspicuous bravery and self sacrifice at Peronne during the operations on 1st and 2nd September, 1918. After passing the first objective, his half Company and part of the Company on the flank, were held up by an enemy machine gun nest. With one man, he rushed the post, shooting four of the occupants and taking twenty two prisoners. Later on, reaching a moat, it was found that another machine gun nest commanded the only available foot bridge. Whilst this was being engaged from a flank, Corporal Buckley endeavoured to cross the bridge and rush the post, but was killed in the attempt. Throughout the advance he had displayed great initiative, resource and courage, and by his effort to save his comrades from casualties he set a fine example of self sacrificing devotion the duty. 

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Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Corporal Alexander Buckley First World War, 1914–18 1876 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view

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Merrigal Street
Armatree NSW 2831
Local Government Area
Gilgandra Shire
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
Gilgandra Shire Council
First World War, 1914–18