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  • Portrait of Robert Buckley 
Courtesy of Worksop College.
Person Details
09 Mar 1894
Cleethorpes Lincolnshire
Robert otherwise Roy was the son of John Ross a customs officer, civil servant and shipping agent and Mary Helen Isabella Buckley. John and Mary had seven children , some of whom were Harvey Bruce, Robert Roy, Eleanor , Herbert and Edward. In 1911 the family was living in the village of Riby Lincolnshire. His effects of £107 10shilings were left to his brother Harvey Bruce Buckley Captain R.F.A.
He attended St Cuthberts College Sparken Hill Worksop 1904 - 1909 and was an insuarnce clerk in 1911.
09 Jan 1917
72746 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
Manchester Regiment
Robert served with the 4th Battalion Manchester Regiment. He first entered a theatre of war in France on 18th September 1915. He had been repairing a trench during the night of the 8th January 1917 and a bomb fell on the repair party mortally wounding Robert and killing others with him. He was taken to No 4 casualty clearing station but died of his wounds whilst there on 9th January 1917. He is buried in Vargnnes Military Cemetery, Somme ,France grave reference I C 29 His brother Harvey Bruce Buckley also served during the Great War as a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery, he survived the war.
Following is an extract from 'The Cuthbertian ' college magazine of St Cuthberts, July 1917 No 2 The following account of R.Buckley's death has also reached us. "He and his party had been told off to repair a trench which had fallen in. It was night time, and a bomb fell amongst them, mortally wounding Roy and killing the others. He was taken to a casualty clearing station, but never left it he was too bad. He had everything that skill and attention could effect bestowed upon him, but it was of no avail. He suffered little pain; was bright and cheerful during the first days, but gradually got weaker and died on 9th. He never realized that his case was hopeless. His brother Bruce was with him for the last three days. He became unconscious about four hours before he died. "
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  • Portrait of Robert Buckley 
Courtesy of Worksop College.
    Robert Buckley - Portrait of Robert Buckley Courtesy of Worksop College.