Sergeant William Buckingham

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

23 Mar 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat blocker


Family business

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

29 Buxton Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 25th April 1918
Sgt William Buckingham

Sgt William Buckingham, 33776, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on March 23rd, 1918, during the German spring offensive on the Somme. He was aged 28 and single.

A son of Charles and Annie Buckingham, of 29 Buxton Road, Luton, he had before enlistment been a straw hat blocker in the family business.

An old Territorial of ten years standing, he was one of the original members of the 1/5th Bedfords and was with the regiment when mobilised. He was wounded in the Gallipoli campaign, and on recovery was transferred to the 7th Bedfords in France. He was then a corporal before being again promoted.

He is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Luton Parish Church Book of Life, prepared in 1919.

Brothers Arthur and Sidney were, respectively, serving with the Bedford in Palestine and with a labour battalion in training.

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Sgt William Buckingham

Author: Deejaya

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