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Driver J W Buck


Harrogate Herald 17th October 1917

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I daresay many of you know Mr Buck, of 25 Diamond Place. He has travelled for Singer's Sewing Machine Company for 24 years and spent much time on the bicycle doing his journeys. You will have seen him many a time. I think his family presents one of the proudest records of this war. All his six sons are soldiers. The fourth, Arthur Buck, who is 25 years of age and of the Derbyshire Yeomanry, I lament to say, has died at Salonica of malarial fever. This occurred September 1st. The eldest son is named Spurgeon Buck; the second J W Buck, the third Herbert Buck. Arthur Buck, as I said, is the fourth. The fifth, Ben Buck, was wounded last year and is back in the trenches. He got his hurt at Meux Wood, shrapnel wounds. Spurgeon Buck was gassed in France and temporarily relieved from duty. Walter Buck, the youngest, is with the Royal Scots in the trenches in France.


Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

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Driver J W Buck, Army Service Corps, was though Mons. He was only five days in England when mobilised, and went to France August 10th, 1914. his father was with the late Mr Bartram at the Prospect Hotel as coachman, and then went as private coachman with him when Mr Bartram removed to his new house in Harlow Hill. Driver Buck about eleven years ago was an errand boy at the Herald Office. Another son went up on Monday. The home is 33 Eastville Terrace, Harrogate.