Brocklesby Park Cricket Club

Captain Edward Buckley


(1905 - 1912)

Brother: Harvey Bruce Buckley

Educated: St Cuthbert's College, Worksop; St. Catharine's College (Cambridge)

Occupation: Schoolmaster (English, History and Games), St Cuthbert's

Military Service:

Edward served with the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment in WW1. He died 30th September 1917 aged 30 when he was shot in the head and instantly killed by a machine gun when observing a barbed wiring party at 4 in the morning.

He joined up in October, 1914, and was at the front before the year was out. At one time he and four brothers were all in Khaki. He was wounded at Hooge and was invalided home in September, 1915 and his name was mentioned in the New Year despatches. Then, with the greatest difficulty and against all medical advice, he obtained permission to go out a second time. This was in July, 1917. Two months later he was reported dead. The Cuthbertian, December 1917, p92

He is buried at Loos British Cemetery, France, grave reference XX. F. 5.

Photo of E.Buckley

Overall Batting Record


Mat Inn NO Runs Ave HS 0 50 100 4s 6s Ct St RO
Friendly 8 7 1 74 12.33 21 0 0 0 0 0 300
Total 8 7 1 74 12.33 21 0 0 0 0 0 300

Overall Bowling Record

Mat Inn Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Ave Strike RPO Best 3W 5W
Friendly 8 5 ? ? 66+ 18 8.25 ? ? 5/40 1 2
Total 8 5 ? ? 66+ 18 8.25 ? ? 5/40 1 2

Photos


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