Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.



Born: 1891, Southwold, Suffolk.

Died: 27th December 1919; age: 28; Died of  Pulmonary Tuberculosis at Ipswich.

Discharged: 13260, Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion. Location: Shoreham; Date: 14th October 1914; Physically unfit. Served 41 days.

Enlistment Details: Location: Beccles; Date: 4th September 1915; age: 24 years; Occupation: Labourer. Signed up for Duration of War. Next of Kin: mother – Jane Buckingham. Height: 5ft 7 1/2ins, dark complexion, brown eyes & brown hair.



Home: 21st September 1917 – 14th January 1918.

B.E.F. 15th January 1918 – 13th November 1918.

Off duty with influenza in October 1918, at Ypres.

Home: 14th November 1918 – 8th February 1919. Served 1 year & 141 days.


Admitted to North Evington War Hospital, Leicester, 14th November 1918.


Discharged: 8th February 1919.


Rank:  Gunner; Service Number: 178185

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 10th Siege Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War + Silver War Badge – issued 12th February 1919 – Dover.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1891   Barnaby Green, Southwold, Suffolk.


Edward was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Samuel Buckingham, 50, a Carpenter, born Mendham, Suffolk.

Jane Buckingham, 32, born Metfield, Suffolk.

Maud Buckingham, 14, born Mendham.

Percy Buckingham, 10, born Southwold, Suffolk.

Grace Buckingham, 5, born Southwold.


1901   28, Chediston Street, Halesworth, Suffolk.


Edward was 12 years old and living with his parents, siblings & niece.

Samuel, 58, a Carpenter.

Jane, 40.

Percy, 19.

Grace, 15.

Rose Buckingham, 3 months, Born Halesworth.


1911   28, Chediston Street, Halesworth, Suffolk.


Edward was 22 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was living with his widowed mother, siblings & nieces.

Jane, 54.

Percy, 28, a Farm Labourer.

Grace, 25.

Elizabeth Buckingham, 3, born Halesworth.

Grace Edith Buckingham, 10 months, born Halesworth.


Edward’s father, Samuel Buckingham, died 1903, Halesworth, Suffolk.


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