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Spurgeon Buck


Harrogate Herald 17th October 1917

W H Breare letter

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.