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 William Buckingham

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William Buckingham

  • Birth Feb 1886
  • Death 15 Sep 1916
  • Burial Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
  • Plot Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A.
  • Memorial ID 9519343

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Leicester, England, he served as a Private in the 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, British Army. During actions at Neuve-Chapelle, Franch, on March 10 to 15, 1915, Private Buckingham was wounded in the chest. Despite his injury, he rescued and rendered aid to other comrades wounded whilst exposed to heavy fire. For conspicuous acts of bravery and devotion to duty, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and was later killed in actions at Thiepval, France.

Service No: 6276
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Leicestershire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Honors: V C

Son of Mrs. A. Buckingham, of 35, York St., Bedford.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 25 Sep 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Buckingham (Feb 1886–15 Sep 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9519343, citing Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .