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VC572   William Buckingham

BORN   February 1886

DIED   15 September 1916   AGE   30

VC Won    10 & 12 March 1915   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Neuve Chapelle, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   William Buckingham   No.   6276   

VC Issue No.   572   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Leicestershire Regiment, 2nd Battalion


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   51 St John's Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Place Of Death   Near Thiepval, Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery, 5 miles north east of Albert, Somme, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   Pier 3, Face A

Gazetted   28 April 1915

VC Presented   4 June 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Thiepval Memorial, France

P  Buckingham Road, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

P  Named on war memorial, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, St Andrews Church, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

By The Way…

His name wasn’t added to the Countesthorpe War Memorial until 1986

VC Held By

Royal Leicestershire Regiment Gallery, Newarke Houses Museum, 53 The Newarke, Leicester, Leicestershire, England



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