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Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
John Leslie Buckland who was born in Sutton-in-Ashfield in 1895 was the second son of Tom George and Jane Maria who lived at 12 Mount Street. He had two brothers, Nathan Harry and George William and one sister Kate Elizabeth.
In 1911 he was a plumber's apprentice.
30 Aug 1918
23
1740582 - CWGC Website
725650
Private
London Regiment
Although serving with the 1/24th battalion, London regiment he was formerly 33754 Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) John Leslie signed his attestation papers at Derby on 28th January 1916 and joined the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He gave his occupation as plumber and his religion as Congregationalist. He embarked at Folkestone on the 4th September 1916 for the destination of Boulogne and at the end of September was posted to the 9th battalion of the Sherwood Foresters. His medical records show that he received gunshot wounds during November 1916 to the head and right foot and was initially treated at the 26th General Hospital at Etaples before being transferred to England. He spent 29 days at the General Hospital in Northampton, 8 days at the VAD Golf Club, Church Brampton and 73 days at the VAD Auxiliary Hospital, Northampton. His report states that there was no injury to the bone. He was deemed fit and returned to the trenches but was again injured by a gun shot wound to the left hand during September 1917. He was hospitalised at the 56 General Hospital in Etaples. John Leslie Buckland was reported ‘missing in the field’ on 30th August 1918. Just five days earlier he had been transferred to the 1st /24th London Regiment. He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.
Additional information courtesy of Lynne Weston
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