(Service number 80038)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||10 October 1896||Place of Birth||Orrai, South Canterbury|
|Address at Enlistment||Lonsdale Lodge, Riccarton|
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|Next of Kin||Mra Margaret BUCKLEY (mother), Orari, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||31 July 1963||Age||66 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Lawn Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Plot 767, Beam 7|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Christopher Buckley was born on 10 December 1896 at Orari, South Canterbury, and baptised Roman Catholic on 3 January 1897 at Geraldine. He was the youngest son of Philip and Margaret (née Norton) Buckley. Philip Buckley was from County Cork, Ireland, while Margaret was from County Limerick. Michael and Hannah Buckley, brother and sister of Philip, also settled in South Canterbury. Christopher and his siblings were most likely educated at Orari South School. His brother Michael Buckley served in World War I and another brother, John Buckley, also enlisted.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 August 2002]; Temuka Leader, 27 November 1886, 1 & 15 March 1887, 23 June 1887, 21 May 1918 (Papers Past) [22, 23 & 24 August 2020]
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