BUCHANAN, Thomas Malloch

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
14416348
Died : 
Thursday, June 10, 1948
Died in service
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Thomas Malloch Buchanan 1 Commando
Private Thomas Buchanan, 4 troop, was wounded on the 31st January 1945 during the battle for Hill 170 at Kangaw.
 
  • Dec 1941 - Nov. 1942 Argyll Home Guard aged 17.
  • Jan 1943 enlisted 8th Bn. A&SH. 
  • 31 May 1943 commenced training at Achnacarry.
  • 28 July 1943 attached to No. 1 Commando.
  • 31 Jan. 1945 wounded at Hill 170.
His service record then has a gap of 17 months until he turns up in Durban, South Africa, en route to a t/b sanitarium British Military Hospital 130 at Baragwanath near Johannesburg. He is eventually repatriated to a hospital in the UK. Private Buchanan, a native of Inverary, died, whilst still in service, at Hairmyers Military Hospital, Lanarkshire on the 10th June 1948. 
 
Sources
Service Record.
No.1 Cdo Hill 170 Casualty List [view...]
His nephew Alex Kean.
Image: CVA Gallery - No. 1 Commando panorama.
 
Notes
His date of death is outside of the CWGC parameters for inclusion in their database 3 September 1939 to 31 December 1947.
 

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