John George Buckle

Date of birth: 1890
Place of birth: Southampton
Date of marriage: 1915
Place of marriage: Southampton
Service No.: 357371  /  466818 Lance Corporal
Rank: Private / Lance Corporal
Regiment: Hampshire
Battalion: 2/9th  (transferred to 680 Royal Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps)
Died: 25th October 1918 aged 27 / 28 years
Death location: Southampton


Life before the War
John George Buckle was born in Southampton in 1890.  He was the son of George and Elizabeth.  The 1911 census lists the family living at 2 Church Lane, Southampton.  George Buckle’s occupation is given as a Wholesale Merchant of Fruit and Potatoes.  His 3 eldest children, Amy, John and George are all  shown as  working in the business.

The couple had 5 children in all:

Amy (born 1886)
John (born 1890)
George (born 1893)
Percy (born 1898)
Archibald (born 1900)

John married his wife Winifred, nee Briant,  in Southampton in November 1915.  Our research has not led to any records that would indicate there were children born of this marriage.

Military  ServiceBUCKLE, John George     Private 357371
John served as a Private in the 2/9th (Cyclist) Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment and was subsequently transferred to the 680 Royal Agricultural Coy of the Labour Corps in which he served as a Lance Corporal.  He died at home on 25th October 1918 and is buried in Southampton Old Cemetery.  Grave reference 191 F 29.

Unfortunately our research has not resulted in the locating of John’s service record.  Men who served in the Labour Corps are amongst the most difficult to research due to the destruction of many of the Corps war diaries and the small amount of information given in the service and medal documents that survive.

Winifred Buckle remarried in Southampton in early 1923 to Albert L Burt.  Again research has not led to any records to show there were children from this marriage.

Researcher: Jan Thorn
Published.: 9th March 2015
Updated: Insert dates here

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