World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
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Dudley Francis de Crespigny Buckle, MD
Dudley Francis de Crespigny
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Northumberland Fusiliers, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion
Bolton Churchyard, Northumberland
Joined the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers as a 2nd Lieutenant on 18 September 1895 & promoted to Lieutenant 19 May 1897. Resigned his commission 18 February 1899.
On 17 September 1914, Buckle was appointed Lieutenant of 3rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
Wounded at Herlies on 20 October 1914, wounded a second time on 24 May 1915.
Attached to 1st Battalion from 1914 to 1918, in command of which he fought in two actions before Arras.
Twice 'Mentioned in Despatches'.
Died of wounds received.
Born on 24 October 1876, at Portsea Island, Hampshire, the son of Colonel & Mrs Buckle, of Hingham, in Norfolk.
Grandson of the Rev. Matthew Buckle, Vicar of Edlingham, Northumberland from 1869 to 1893.
Husband of Helena Buckle of Calewood, Wooler, Northumberland.
Bolton Churchyard, Northumberland Edlingham, Tablet in St. John the Baptist Church Whittingham, Roll of Honour in St. Bartholomew's Church Whittingham & Callaly 1914-1918 Memorial Stone