Sunday, 19 January 2014
* William Buckley
Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Regiment. Unit: 7th Battalion. He was previously with the South Irish Horse where his number was 1299. Age at Death; 29, age also listed as 30.
Date of Death: 06/08/1918. Service No: 25059. Born in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Enlisted in Dublin while living in Enniskerry. Died as a prisoner of war in Valenciennes in France. Supplementary information; Son of Francis and Georgina Buckley, of Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Grave or Memorial Reference: Grave or Memorial Reference: V. E. 9. Cemetery; Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery in France. Source: Tom Burnell, war historian.
Erasmian Obituary December 1918:
'WM. BUCKLEYTrooper Wm. Buckley of the Irish Horse (1903-04) died in hospital, aged 29, whilst a prisoner of war in Germany on August 6th last. He was the eldest son of the late Francis Buckley of Enniskerry.'