BUCKLEY, Benjamin Alfred
(Service number 47310)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||28 April 1872||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Thomas Buckley (brother), PO Box 17, Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||NZEF|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||25th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||26 April 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||12 October 1917||Age||45|
|Place of Death||Ypres, Belgium|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||NZ Apse, Panel 2|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial|
Benjamin Buckley was the son of Benjamin Alfred and Elizabeth Josephine Buckley (nee Walsh), of Hook, Waimate. Benjamin (senior) and Elizabeth came to New Zraland from Ireland, where they farmned at Hook from the late nineteenth century until around the end of World War One. Benjamin (junior) was born on 28 April 1872.
Benjamin (junior) was a "native of Timaru".
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (October 2013); SCroll web submission by B Buckley, 20 February 2021
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Researched and Written by
Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald
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