Raymond Ernest Buckingham
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||6 Dec 1921|
|Place of Birth||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Death||8 Nov 2000, aged 78|
|Place of Death||Gooseberry Hill, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||19 years, 2 months|
|Next of Kin||, Father|
|Reg Number||Mr Alexander Buckingham|
|Date of Enlistment||3 Oct 1941 (Army) & 8 Aug 1942 (RAAF)|
|Rank||Private & Leading Aircraftsman|
|Unit/Formation||16th Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlander's Regiment) & No. 4 Central Recovery Depot RAAF|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
1943 at "Poplar". Kelmscott, bootmaker
Discharged from the Army on 16 Jan 1942. Enlisted in the RAAF on 8 Aug 1942.
Discharged from the RAAF on 11 May 1945
Ray married Alma Cecilia Brooke (1923 - 2017) in 1947. They had 3 children.
Electoral Roll entries: 1954 at 4 Alexandra avenue, Cannington, State Brickworks; 1958 - 1972 Vahland avenue, Riverton, welder, 1972 - 1980 at 4 Alexandra avenue, Bentley, metal worker.