Heritage > BUCHANAN George Allan: 1883 – 1917 DOW ANZAC
Avenue of honour Upper YarraThe Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 2015.

George Allan BUCHANAN

Buchanan AWM H06041

Buchanan AWM H06041


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Private George Allan BUCHANAN was a soldier from the Upper Yarra who was killed in World War 1.

Family Name BUCHANAN
Given Names George Allan
Birth Date 1884
Birth Place Smeaton, VIC
Occupation at time of Enlistment Grocer assistant
Date of Enlistment 26.2.1916
Age at Enlistment 32 years 10 months
Service Number(s) 11/5838
Next of Kin Brother: James Stark BUCHANAN
Embarkation Embarkation roll
Address at Date of Enrolment “Gartchonzie” Launching Place, VIC
Date of Embarkation 2.10.1916
Name of Ship HMAT Nestor A71
Port of Embarkation Melbourne,VIC
Nominal roll Nominal Roll
Rank on Nominal Roll Private
Unit on Nominal Roll 22nd Battalion, 13-18 Reinforcements
Fate Died of wounds after a right thigh amputation
Australia War Memorial Honour Roll Roll of honour

Australian War Memorial

George Allan Buchanan’s name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory

Roll of Honour name projection

Location on the roll of Honour Panel No 95
Date of Death 6.10.1917
Place of Death or Wounding 10th Casualty Clearing station, BELGIUM
Age at Death 34 years
Roll of Honour Circular Yes
Commemoration Details Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Panel Reference Plot 20 Row E. Grave 7A
Medals** Victory MedalBritish war MedalMemorial scroll

Memorial plaque

Where Australian’s Rest

Local Rolls of HonourPhotographs in soldier’s gallery Political Labor Council Honor Roll, Shire Hall Yarra Junction 1918 : Upper Yarra RSL

  • Buchanan G. A.

Yarra Junction School 3216 : Yarra Junction Primary

  • Buchanan G
Local MemorialsPhotographs in gallery Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen

  • Buchanan G A
Memorial trees*check Yarra Junction 13.12.1918
CollectionsPhotographs in gallery Photographs
AIF Data Base George Allan Buchanan

Family and Early Life

Son of John and Jane Buchanan. Native of Smeaton, Victoria, Australia.The Family lived at Gartchonzie Launching place.Brother James Stark Buchanan.Sister Christine McInnes Buchanan

Military Service

War Service : Western FrontArrive in 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 at Bellicourt, 1917 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 dispatches for the second time on 4 October 1917 whilst carrying dispatches near Zonnebeke, Passchendale Ridge Belgium, and died of these wounds . AWM


  1. Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – The Great War 1914 – 1919 [Paperback] Bob Sutherland
  2. School Days at the Junction, The Centenary Story of Yarra Junction Primary School 1894-1994, 1994, ISBN 0947145 82 6[ Paperback
  3. The Upper Yarra, An Illustrated History, The Shire of Upper Yarra 1988, Brian Carroll, 1988 ISBN 0 9595611 1 0 [Hard cover]
  4. Photograph AWM
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