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16 Aug 1915
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Soldier or Civilian
Sgt David William Buckingham, 2911, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 16th, 1915. He was aged 29.
No news had been had been heard of him when his family, who lived at 82 Warwick Road, Luton, learned that his two brothers with him in the Dardanelles had been wounded. Pte Frank Buckingham, aged 21, who was wounded by a piece of shrapnel that broke his arm, wrote from hospital in Alexandria to say that Sgt Buckingham was all right the last time he heard of him.
The third brother was Sgt Aubrey Buckingham, aged 19, who was wounded by a bullet that passed from his neck to his ribs. He wrote that there was hardly a drop of water except the sea and fresh water was worth more than gold.
Sgt David William Buckingham was in business as a watch and clock maker and repairer on his own account at home. He was formerly Scoutmaster of the 3rd Luton troop.
His mother Ada (Adereater) and father (David William) were at first told in a report from Alexandria on September 2nd that he had been wounded. There was no detail of his wounds or his whereabouts.