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2279: Sapper Thomas Matthew Buck

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posted on 2024-01-16, 17:20 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Thomas Matthew Buck was a Sapper in 416 Field Company Royal Engineers. He served in France and Belgium 1917 -18. He was killed on 4.9.1918 with 3 fellow sappers by an artillery shell near Croisilles, South of Arras.

The letter from Chaplain H Shepperd offers condolences and advice about how to find information about the grave. There is an order of service for the unveiling of the war memorial to 416 Company at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh and this is where Thomas Buck is remembered. He is commemorated by CWGC at Quaent Road Cemetery, Buissy, France.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Nick Burk

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Sapper Thomas Matthew Buck

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

04/09/1918

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Croisilles, France

Object(s)

Letter from chaplain to grandmother offering condolences and advice re finding the grave, Order of service for unveiling of memorial in 1922 at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, photos of the casualty before the war, in uniform, his grave marker and his son.

Community Collection Day

City Hall, Bradford (02/02/19)

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