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Remembered Today:

Timothy Buckley, of Guileen Co. Cork, HMS Indefatigable. 31 May 1916

John Mulcahy

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in memory of my great, great Uncle, K/24172 Sto. 1st Cl. Timothy Buckley of Guileen Co. Cork. Killed in Action, HMS Indefatigable, Battle of Jutland, 31 May, 1916, aged 18

Son of Timothy Buckley (pensioner R.N.) and Bridget Buckley.

Least We Forget...

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Buckley, Timothy. (Cork). Rank- Stoker 1st Class. Regiment or Service; Royal Navy. Unit; HMS Indefatigable. Service No- K/24172. Date of death; 31/05/1916. Age; 18. Born, Whitegate, County Cork. Death- Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action. Supplementary information;- Son of Bridget Buckley, of Guileen, Whitegate, County Cork, and the late Timothy Buckley (Pensioner, R. N. ). Newspapers/Books etc; Cork Examiner. 13/06/1916. 2926. Buckley-Killed in action on May 31st, off Jutland, on H. M. S. Indefatigable. Timothy Buckley, aged 18 years. Sadly mourned by his widowed mother, brothers, and sisters. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on him. R. I. P. Cork Examiner. 22/06/1916. Timothy Buckley, 1st Class Stoker, who was killed on the Indefatigable in the recent naval battle. He was a son of Mrs Bridget Buckley, Guileen, Whitegate, County Cork. Cork Examiner. 04/06/1917. Buckley-First Anniversary-In ever-loving memory of my darling son, Timothy Buckley, Guileen, stoker, 1st class, who was killed on H. M. S. Indefatigable off Jutland on May 31st, 1915. Star of the Sea pray for him. We think of oyu in silence. No eyes can see us weep. But many a silent tear we shed. When others are asleep. Your loving face we’ll never forget. The years may pass away. The loss of you we sadly feel. As keen as the first day. (Inserted by his loving mother, brothers, and sisters). Cork Examiner. 31/05/1918. 7276. Buckley-In loving memory of Timothy Buckley, of Guileen, killed in action off Jutland, on May 31st, 1916. Jesus have mercy on his soul. Star of the Sea pray for him. Were I to know the Jutland shore. Would be your grave for evermore. I’d clasp you to my loving heart. And never would I let you part. Beside your comrades you do sleep. In hallowed graves unknown; But your names is written in letters of gold. In the hearts you left at home. The blow was hard, the shock severe, To part with you we loved so dear. Deeply mourned by his loving mother, sisters, and brothers. Notes- D. O. B. 09/18/1896. Grave or Memorial Reference; Panel 15. Cemetery; Plymouth Naval Memorial UK.


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Thank you so much for posting this, it is the first image I have seen of him.

On a trip back home to Cork at the start of May I made a point of going to Guileen.


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Happy to help.

Would you believe I am in Camden Fort all weekend.

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