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
Peters Memorial, Burnley
Burnley Express 13th
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.