Tuesday 20 September 2011

George Arthur Buckley 1889 - 1935

In the 1911 Census there is the following entry for a elementary school teaching assistant

Name     George Arthur Buckley
Relationship to Head of Household     Son
Condition     Single Gender     Male
Age     22 Estimated Year of Birth     1889
Occupation     Elementary School Teacher Assistant
Employed  Yes Working at Home     No
Place of Birth     Nottinghamshire Meden Bank
Enumerator Information Address     65 Church St Elsecar Near Barnsley Town     Elsecar Near Barnsley
Type of Building     Private House Number of Rooms     5 Rooms   
Reference     RG14PN27625 RG78PN1579 RD507 SD3 ED23 SN217
Administrative County     Yorkshire (West Riding) Registration District     Barnsley
Registration Sub District     Darfield Enumeration District     23
Fast forward 24 years and this entry appeared in The Guardian dated 2nd December 1935
It seems as though did extremely well for himself in the period after 1911 - a headmaster,captain of Sheffield United CC,director of Sheffield United FC but it all ended at a church service. I am not sure about Mrs Buckley's request that "the service must go on" - I am sure that the congregation would not have be able to focus on the Communion Service. The church in the Norton Less district of Sheffield is still there but is much changed in the interior   

Monday 19 September 2011

Sgt Graham Leslie PARISH RAFVR

I've just posted this artcle to the site. George was awarded the George Cross posthumously for his actions at Khartoum airfield in 1942. His father Stephen was killed in Alexandria in Egypt on 4th November 1918 (seven days before the war ended) However it is a strange co-incidence that both father and son died for their country in separate wars and yet are buried on the same continent. Their graves are separated by nearly 1,100 miles.

George's grave is in the immaculately kept Khartoum's Military Cemetery in the Sudan - a country that I'm unlikely to visit in the forseeable future

Wifrid Steel 1882 - 1915

Just posted an article to the website that came about purely by chance. I was trying to find information about the anti-German riots in Sheffield in May 1915 (after the sinking of the Lusitania) when I came across the obituary for Wilfrid in The Sheffield Daily Telegraph. A fellow researcher sent me a photo of Wilfrid 

I would like to find out what happened to his widow Evelyn and their four children.