BUCKLEY, Maurice William
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Date 3 August 1895 Place of Birth Seacliff, Dunedin

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Date 3 November 1956 Age 61 years
Place of Death Wellington
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Biographical Notes

Maurice William Buckley was the second son of Frederick Henry and Kate Eleanor (née Wilkinson) Buckley. Maurice was educated at Mornington School in Dunedin, Seacliff School near Dunedin, and Albury School before going to the Timaru Boys' High School. His brothers Frederick Waldorfe Buckley and Victor Lancaster Buckley also served in World War I. Maurice married Lykke Patricia Smidt (Pat) on 12 December 1928 at All Saints' Church, Palmerston North.

Maurice was a pioneer aviator with the NZ Aero Transport Compnay (and others), land later served in World War Two, rising to the rank of AIr Commodore in the RNZAF.


NZ BDM historical records indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [07 August 2014]; School Admission records (Dunedin Branch & South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [14 August 2018], Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [14 August 2018]; Temuka Leader, 21 December 1907, Timaru Herald, 20 June 1916, 25 May 1920, Star, 3 September 1917, Dominion, 20 May 1918, Press, 18 November 1921, 27 June 1923, 11 October 1924, Otago Daily Times, 19 November 1921 (Papers Past) [14 August 2018]; SCRoll web submission by J Rowe, 13 March 2020

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