Research - W H Buckle

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  1. Bruneval

    Bruneval Active Member


    I have an original cardboard medal box containing four WW2 Medals - see attached photos. The box is addressed to a WH Buckle in Leeds. Grateful if anyone can identify who WH Buckle is/was; I believe it might be 899405 Acting L/Sgt W H Buckle Royal Artillery - he seems to be the only Buckle who has been awarded the Burma Star. Appreciate if someone could confirm this - might even be able to get the medals back to his family.



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  2. Tony56

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    899405 Buckle A/L/Sjt WH, 139 Fd Regt , wounded Burma 7/2/1944
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  3. Tony56

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    Found the correct man:-
    William Hird Buckle of Flat 6, Allerton Lodge, Falkland Mt Leeds died 27 October 1981, Probate Leeds 26 February 1982.

    Buried Garforth St Mary, 3 November 1981.

    His dob was 15 Sept 1913.
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  4. Tricky Dicky

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    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: William H Buckle
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: 15 Sep 1913
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 12
    Residence Place: Leeds, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
    Occupation: Manager-Postal Advert Dep??
    Schedule Number: 84
    Sub Schedule Number: 2
    Enumeration District: KGHA
    Registration district: 500/2
    Household Members:
    Ethel Baker
    William H Buckle

    Also looks like he was a Special Constable

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  5. Bruneval

    Bruneval Active Member

    Thanks for the above info. I will now look to see if William has any family I can pass these medals on to.


  6. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Perhaps a way forward is to see who applied for probate and hope that any will named family members. It was 36 years ago but there could be useful information.
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  7. Tricky Dicky

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    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995
    Name: William Hird Buckle
    Death Date: 27 Oct 1981
    Death Place: Leeds
    Probate Date: 26 Feb 1982
    Registry: Leeds

    Looks like he left a few bob

  8. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    12 Ecclesburn Street , Leeds C.B., Yorkshire (West Riding)

    Ethel Baker - 12 Oct 1884 - Unpaid Domestic Duties [single]
    William H Buckle - 15 Sep 1913 - Manager, Postal Advert Dept [single]


    Name: William Buckle
    Marriage Age: 26
    Birth Year: abt 1883
    Marriage Date: 4 Sep 1909
    Marriage Place: Upper Armley, Christ Church, Yorkshire
    Father: James Buckle
    Spouse: Jane Hannah Franks

    NAME: Jane H Buckle
    BIRTH: abt 1891
    DEATH: Dec 1918 - Bramley, Yorkshire West Riding


    Buckle Hilda - Franks - Bramley Mar 1912

    Buckle William H - Franks - Bramley Dec 1913

    Possibly the above Hilda:

    Marriages Sep 1935:
    Buckle Hilda - Knowles - Leeds South 9b 1227
    Knowles Harry - Buckle - Leeds South 9b 1227

    57 Belmont View , Leeds C.B., Yorkshire (West Riding), England

    Harry Knowles - 15 May 1913 - Electrical Engineer & Pattern Maker
    Hilda Knowles - 23 Jan 1912 - Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Edith A Knowles - 09 Sep 1881 - Incapacitated (Blind Invalid)
    Harold Knowles - 14 Dec 1915 - Baker Confectioner (Sugar Confectioner Manufacturers)
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