Buckland Frederick C. J. 1896

Frederick Charles John Buckland
1896- 1984

Father Nm: Albert Edward Buckland 1873

Mother Nm: Elizabeth Sophia Blinco [460] born Mar Q 1871 Eton died Oct 1961 Eton

Marriage Dt: October 1919 Eton

K comments: Father Albert served in WW1 with the Middlesex Regiment.  Three Brothers that also served  Edward Ernest served in the 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion and 2/4th Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Albert Frank served with 3rd and 8th Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. William Alfred served with the Royal Fusiliers

Spouse comments: Victoria Woodward born 23 MAY 1896 died OCT 1973 • Windsor,

Children. Dennis F Buckland 1920-, Betty B Buckland 1923-, Victor C Buckland 1935

BORN  9 October 1896 slough
1911 Census

9 Grays Place, Stoke Road,  with Family. Butchers Boy.

Buckinghamshire Battalion

Buckland Frederick Private 1955  1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion,Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Bucks Roll of Honour 1914-16 1956 – Stoke Poges
Middlesex and Buckinghamshire Advertiser 25/8/16 wounded
Bucks Examiner 25/8/16 Daily Telegraph Casualty list – Wounded
Slough, Eton & Windsor Observer 18/12/15 Hospital Birmingham – Slough Christmas gift roll; 2/9/16 wounded
Windsor, Eton & Slough Express 29/1/16 Stoke Road School roll of honour; 26/8/16 wounded
National Archives, Medal Index Cards 1955 1/1st Bucks Btn

Extracted from : A short history of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1741-1922 for the young soldiers of the Regiment By R.B. Crosse.

Somme, 1916. Albert, 1916. Bazentin. Pozieres. Ancre Heights. Ancre 1916. Ypres1917. Langemarck 1917. Polygon Wood. Broodseinde. Poelcappelle. Piave. Vittorio Veneto.


The Battalion mobilised at Aylesbury on August 4th 1914, proceeding to Portsmouth on the 5th, and joined the 145th Infantry Brigade of the 48th (South Midland) Division at Swindon a few days later thence it moved via Dunstable to Chelmsford, where it remained for training till March 1915.


The Battalion part of the 145th Brigade, 48th Division proceeded to France at the end of March, and after three months in the line near Ploegsteert (3 miles south of Ypres in Belgium)

  • July. Moved  to the Hebuterne Sector, where it spent a year

    The location of Hebuterne on the front line of the western front
From Evelyn C. Wilcock photo’s Picasweb
  • December. Frederick either wounded or sick is reported invalided and home at hospital  in Birmingham. Slough, Eton & Windsor Observer 18/12/15 1916

During the Somme battle of 1916 the Battalion was in action for two periods, each of about three weeks, during which its most notable achievements were a very successful attack north of Ovillers, and holding of the Sky-line Trench, immediately northwest of Pozieres.

  • In one these two actions it seems most likely that Frederick was wounded reported in August by two newspapers,  Middlesex and Buckinghamshire Advertiser 25/8/16 wounded and Bucks Examiner 25/8/16 Daily Telegraph Casualty list – Wounded

Note: At this point in the war we do not know if Frederick returned to the Front line.



In January, 1917, after a spell in the trenches at Le Sars, the Battalion took over the line at Biaches, south of the Somme, and from there took part in the advance through Peronne towards the Hindenburg Line, carrying out a brilliant night attack in pouring rain at Tombois Farm. In June the Battalion made several successful raids in the Havrincourt Sector.

In August the Battalion took part in the Third Battle of Ypres, making a very costly but successful attack near Langemarck, on the 16th; and after two more periods in the line, moved to the Vimy Ridge.

In November the Division went to Italy, and at the end of February 1918, took over the Montello Sector. After a short tour the Battalion moved to the Asiago Plateau where it helped to beat off the great Austrian attack of June 15th, and on August 26th took over one hundred prisoners in a brilliant raid.

Finally, on November 1st, it took part in the attack north of Asiago, capturing Mont Catz and penetrating to a depth of about four miles.

On the day of the Armistice, November 4th, the Battalion was fifteen miles inside Austrian territory, after which it returned to Italy, and came home as a cadre in March 1919.


  1. Ancestry  and BFA database
  2. Light Bobs website
  3. 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion War Diary


Awarded the British and Victory medals and would have been entitled to wear at least one wound stripe on his dress uniform.


After the War
1939 Census

Frederick C Buckland Age43 Painter and decorator
Victoria Buckland Age43
Dennis F Buckland Age19
Betty B Buckland Age16
Victor C Buckland Age4