CEF Soldier Detail

Sapper James William Buckland
Died: June 1, 1964

Regimental Number:
1282093
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Engineers
Battalion:
6th Divisional Signals Company
Company:
Place of Birth:
Leitrim,Ontario(Gloucester Township)
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Obadiah H. Buckland 159 Hopewell Ave Ottawa, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
159 Hopewell Ave Ottawa, Ontario
Date of Birth:
January 28, 1900
Trade or Calling:
Machinst ( Motor Mechanic)
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Ottawa, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
November 23, 1918
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
34 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Siberia    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
June 1, 1964
Age at Death:
64
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 1Box 1238 - 25
Research Notes
 James William Buckland's Next of Kin was his mother Annie ( Granny) Fletcher Buckland ( 3 Aug 1878- 15 Dec 1971). His father was Obadiah Herbert Buckland (21 Dec 1871-1 May 1945).This Buckland family bought their house at 159 Hopewell street 1906- 1907.  Pte. James William Buckland had served in the Canadian Army Service Corps since May 1, 1917  as a Motor Transport Driver/Mechanic when he enlisted with  the Signal Training Depot 23 November of 1918 to join the Siberian Expeditionery Force with the 6th Signal Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers(RCE) as a Driver/Mechanic.Sapper Buckland returned to Canada on 10 June 1919 and was discharged in Ottawa on 6 July 1919.Sapper J.W. Buckland served  again with the Royal Canadian Engineers with their Militia Survey Division as a Driver from 1920 to 1927.
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sapper Canadian Engineers 6th Divisional Signals Company
Sapper James William Buckland enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in Ottawa on 28 December 1928 and served in Canada during WW2 until Honourably discharged on 30 September 1947 in Ottawa.Retired RCAF W02( and temporay W01 since October 1941) James W. Buckland enlisted with the 59th LA Artillery Regiment in Carleton Place , Ontario on 29 May 1951 and served as a Continuous Duty Sargeant until Honourably released on February 29 1960. James William Buckland next joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and served as a Commissionaire until  he had an accident at home at what is now 347  ( then 351) Moffatt street, Carleton Place in 1964. James William Buckland died in Carleton Place Memorial hospital on 1 June 1964 from pneumonia and  other complications from his fall from a ladder.James W. Buckland was buried in the St. Georges Anglican Cemetery at Hawthorne ( off Hyway 31 or Bank Street) in South Ottawa (off the Hunt Club Road) in June of 1964 where he joined his other Buckland relatives.