BUCKLEY, Christopher
(Service number 80038)

Aliases Christopher Leo
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 10 October 1896 Place of Birth Orrai, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Lonsdale Lodge, Riccarton
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mra Margaret BUCKLEY (mother), Orari, South Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
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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

Biographical Notes

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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