Clifford Buck


Pte 12280 Clifford Buck, 8th (service) btn South Staffordshire Regt., died of wounds in the Wharncliffe War Hospital in Yorkshire on July 18th 1916, and rests in grave 13 at the Wadsley Churchyard in Sheffield.

He was born in 1896 and lived in Fingringhoe, the son of Albert and Mary Buck. He is remembered on the Tolleshunt D’Arcy Roll of Honour, where he was living in Kelvedon Road, and working as a Farm Labourer before enlisting.

Clifford landed in France on July 14th 1915 and earned the War and Victory medals with the 14/15 Star. (His brothers, Claud and Percy, were both wounded while serving in the Rifle Brigade. Pte 5935 Claud Buck, 2nd btn Rifle Brigade enlisted on April 19th 1915, earned the War and Victory medals and was discharged on July 12th 1918 with a Silver War Badge. Pte 5592 Percy Lionel Buck Rifle Brigade landed in France on Dec. 30th 1915 to earn the war and Victory medals. Their half brother, Pte 18558, George Edwin John Green, Northamptonshire Regt., was killed in action on Sept 28th 1916, but is not commemorated on any local War Memorial.)

MIC – Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals.











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