Pioneer William Buckley
117433 Royal Engineers 4th Army Transport Coy
Killed in Action 16th February 1918, aged 38
Lived at 100 Piccadilly Road
Buried in Dunhallows A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium
III F 18.
St Peters Memorial, Burnley
Burnley Express 13th March 1918

William Buckley was born in Burnley and was the husband of Lydia. A. Buckley. He lived at 100 Piccadilly Road. His wife later remarried and became Mrs Gibson living at 13, Back Baker St (which was off Piccadilly Road), Burnley., He enlisted at London and served as Pioneer 117433 in the 4th Army Tramway Company, of the Royal Engineers.

In memory of a Brave Man. (Burnley Express 13th March 1918 )

While at work on February 16th, Pioneer William Buckley aged 37, 117433, Labour Battalion. Royal Engineers was hit by a German shell and killed at once. Pioneer Buckley who lived at 100 Piccadilly Rd., Burnley. He enlisted on August 16th 1915, and had been on active service two years and five months. He leaves a widow and one son. Formerly he worked for Schofield’s Slaters, Burnley Lane as a labourer. A member of the working men’s club, Halstead St., he was on the club’s roll of honour. Several relatives are with the forces. His wife had a nephew, Ellis Beamer of the special reserve who has been killed. Another nephew is a prisoner of war.

Capt. E. R. H Jackson wrote to Mrs Buckley concerning her husband:- “ I will have a cross put over his grave in memory of a brave man who has fought and died for his country. We in this company have always found him a most willing and conscientious worker., who always did his duty without a grumble. I am indeed sorry that we have lost him. I wish to express my deepest sympathy and that of the whole company for your great loss.” A sympathetic letter has been received from the Roman Catholic Chaplain who performed the last rites.






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