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Radford, Nottingham
Horace Buckley was the eldest child of Isaac Buckley and Sarah Ann Osborne, who married at Radford St Peter’s Church in October 1894. They had nine children: Horace (b.1895), Edith (b.1897), Isaac (b.1898), Hiram (b.1900), Sarah Ann (b.1903), Clare Frances (b.1905), Grace (b.1908), Rosetta Emily (b.1910) and Lilian M. (b.1917). All were born in Radford. The family lived at: 66 St Paul’s Street, Radford [Radford All Soul’s christening of Isaac Buckley 1898]; 19 Arthur Terrace, Radford [C.1901]; 35 Brixton Road, Radford [C.1911 & CWGC]. Isaac Buckley, a coal miner, died at Nottingham, aged 65, in 1941 while his widow, Sarah Ann, probably died, aged 82, in 1957.
Labourer for an asphalter.
01 Jul 1916
761516 - CWGC Website
35 Brixton Road, Radford, Nottingham.
Lance Corporal
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted at Nottingham on 24 August 1911 with the Robin Hoods (a territorial unit attached to the Sherwood Foresters); he was sent to France 28 February 1915; appointed unpaid Lance Corporal 15 December 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal 10 March 1916; killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1st July 1916 when the battalion fought at Gommecourt; his body was never recovered so his name was added to the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
His brother, Private Isaac Buckley who served with the 2nd Bn. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), died of his wounds 25th May 1918.
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