4467670 Private Frederick Charles BUCK, 9 Durham Light Infantry: 26/07/1942

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  1. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Hi Everyone,
    I am trying to help a friend find out how Frederick Charles BUCK died, his Casualty card states that he drowned, so has anyone any information on the circumstances of his death please.
    I notice that the CWGC Graves Registartion Form Report shows many different countries and regiments, so it was an eclectic collection.

    PRIVATE FREDERICK CHARLES BUCK
    Service Number: 4467670
    Regiment & Unit:
    Durham Light Infantry - 9th Bn.
    Date of Death - Died 26 July 1942
    Age 32 years old
    Buried or commemorated at KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: A. G. 9.
    Location: Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
    Country of Service: United Kingdom
    Additional Info: Son of Thomas Henry and Mary Buck, of Litherland, Liverpool.
    Personal Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON. "THE LORD GAVE, AND THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY"

    Any help would be appreciated,
    Regards,Mavis
     

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  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Hello Mavis,

    Not my information but I made an enquiry to former member Verrieres and he was able to provide the following:-

    Kyle,
    Harry Moses in his excellent book the Gateshead Gurkhas lists Frederick as having died in the Australian action for `Ruin Ridge` however this is not true and I did contact him on the matter . Frederick had been wounded in the retreat from Gazala on 27th June 1942 and sent to a Military hospital to recover he was found drowned on the 26th July 1942 and it was `presumed` he had gone for a swim and gotten into difficulties but the official casualty lists record him as `found drowned`
    Jim


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    Kyle
     
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  3. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Thank you once more Kyle, I know my friend will be so pleased that there is an explanation, sad as it is.
    Kindest regards, Mavis
     

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