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Private Robert Buckler, 11370, 2nd Bn South Staffs; Sidney Buckler, G/40110, 12 Bn Middlesex Regt & John Buckler, 2088 Warwickshire Regt.


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Hello,

Any information on the above soldiers would be appreciated - I'll tell you what I have so far:

 

Robert Buckler was killed on the Somme on 11th September 1916 and is buried at Courcelles-Au-Bois.

Sidney Buckler was killed on 11th February 1917 and is commemorated at Thiepval - no idea where he was killed, but I presume his body was never recovered.

John Buckler, as far as I can tell, was wounded sometime between January and May 1916 and was discharged from service on May 18th 1916.

 

I think they were brothers, and were all from Birmingham/Midlands.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Sidney Buckler

Pte G/40110 12th Bn Middlesex Regt. d 11.02.1917

Thiepval

·      MIC - R Fusiliers Pte 23432

Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regt. G/40110

Victory / British

·      Birmingham Roll of Honour 1914-1918

·      Soldiers Died         Birthplace Stourbridge, Worcs

                                    Residence Sparkhill, Warwicks

                                    k-in-a 11 Dec 1917 (transcription error?)

·      Soldiers Effects Reg.         Father John

·      WILL

                        36 Warwick Road, Sparkhill

                        died 11 February 1917 in France

                        Admin. to John BUCKLER retired bank cashier

·      1911 Living with parents at 36 Warwick Road, Sparkhill, Nr. Birmingham

            Parents           John (1841)  & Sarah (1861) BUCKLEY

            Sister               Hilda (1885)

            Sister               Edith   (1887) not at home Nursery Governess - Kinver

                                    Sidney (1889)

            Brother           Neville (1897 - 1935)

·      1901 as above with

            Brother           Howard Parkes (1882 - 1904)

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Robert Buckler

Pte 11370 2nd Bn. South Staffs d 11.09.1916

Courcelles-Au-Bois Communal Cemetery Extension

·      MIC - Victory - British - 15 Star

·      Birmingham Roll of Honour 1914-1918

·      Soldiers Died         Birthplace Walsall, Staffs

                                    Residence Sparkhill, Warwicks

                                    k-in-a 12 Sep 1916

·      Soldiers Effects Reg.         Father Henry

·      1901 Living with Parents & family

            Henry (1855) & Emma (1862)

            George H (1883)

            Eliza J  (1886)

            Josiah (1890)

            William James Andrew b 09 March 1893 bapt 23 March 1893

            Robert (1897)

            Sidney (1899)

·      1911 - 44 James Street, Walsall, Staffs

            Martha (1902)

            Amos (1905)

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Hi,

 

I'll give John a go...

 

1 hour ago, Graydr said:

John Buckler, as far as I can tell, was wounded sometime between January and May 1916 and was discharged from service on May 18th 1916.

 

John doesn't appear to have surviving service papers

SWB - Enlisted 2nd September 1914, Discharged 18th May 1916 due to "sickness" rather than wounds.

BW&VM roll - Served overseas with 9th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment only.

14/15 Star roll - arrived in theatre (2b) on 13th July 1915*

Gallipoli War Diary - *the main body of the regiment left Avonmouth Docks on 18th June 1915. Disembarked Cape Helles (via Malta, Alexandria, and Lemnos) from midnight on 13th July to 4am on the 14th July 1915.

Having left Gallipoli in January 1916, the battalion went to Mesopotamia. A brief record of their service there will be in this diary

Forces War Records do not appear to have a transcribed hospital admission/discharge 

He may appear on a casualty report, or in a local newspaper.

 

Advice on researching a soldier is on the LLT here

 

Regards

Chris

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Sidney has a service record on Ancestry UK.

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  • 4 months later...

I take it that, as you started a thread about 17153, you read the replies to this thread !!!!!!!

Edited by GraemeClarke
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