George Francis Frederick Buxey

Date of birth: 1891
Place of birth: Woolston, Southampton
Regiment: Devonshire
Battalion: 14th (Labour)
Rank / Service No: Private, 38319
Died: 3rd October 1917, aged 26 years
Buried: Adinkerke Military Cemetery, Belgium (D.18)


George was the second of 3 siblings born to Walter Richard and Eliza Maud Buxey (nee White), who married in Southampton in 1887.

Walter was born in Southampton in 1851 and he died in Shirley in 1909.

Eliza was born in Bristol in 1865 and she passed away in Southampton in 1939.

The family lived at 8 Marchwood Road, Shirley for at least 10 years in the early 1900’s.



Walter Thomas   b. 1888 Woolston   d. 1969 Southampton   Married Beatrice D. Staines in Southampton in 1915.

George Francis Frederick

Percival Arthur   b. 27 July 1892 Salisbury   d. 1979 Southampton Married Nellie R. Dunford in Southampton in 1951.


The Battalion was formed in Plymouth in August 1916. Labour battalions contained men who were rated below the “A1” condition required for the front-line.

This was obviously relaxed as the war progressed, and the battalion landed in France in October 1916 as part of the Third Army.


The Commonwealth XV Corps held the front from the Belgian coast to St Georges from June until November 1917.

The 24th and 39th Casualty Clearing Stations were based at Oosthock (between Adinkerke and Furnes) from July until November.


Based on the different regiments of fellow deaths on 3 October 1917, George was probably in one of the C.C.S at Oosthock and he died of injuries received.


The cemetery contains 168 Commonwealth burials from WW1.



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 23rd June 2016


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