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John Buckley

  • Birth 24 May 1813 Stalybridge, Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, England
  • Death 14 Jul 1876 Poplar, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
  • Burial Tower Hamlets, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
  • Plot (Common ground - grave not marked.)
  • Memorial ID 11280030

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Stalybridge, England, he served as a Deputy Assistant Commissary officer of Ordnance in the Commissariat Department, East India Company, British Army. On May 11, 1857 at Delhi, India, Deputy Assistant Commissary Buckley was one of nine men who defended the ammunition storehouse for more than five hours against large numbers of mutineers. When the wall was being scaled hope of outside help was gone, they blew up the ammunition, killing many of the mutineers. Of the defenders, five died in the explosion while Deputy Assistant Commissary Buckley and the others survived. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on June 18, 1858 and later advanced to the rank of Major. He died at age 63 in London, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11280030
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Buckley (24 May 1813–14 Jul 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11280030, citing Tower Hamlets Cemetery, Tower Hamlets, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .