25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

 Albert William BUCKLEY 

25th London Regiment - C Company


Medal card : (1) Pte. - 25th London Regt. Card address - 24 Fawcett Rd, Rotherhithe SE16.  
[1/25th Regt. Address Book*] - 'C' Coy. - 138 Verney Rd, Ilderton Rd, S. Bermondsey, S.E.

Albert was born 25th March 1891 at in Bethnal Green, East London. Parents were James Thomas Buckley, a coal box japanner (1901 census) and Clara Elizabeth nee Holmes. He died 8th November 1976 in Lewisham Hospital.

Albert was in the Concert Party in India, called 'The Versatiles'. He had a good voice, and was in demand at parties and family gatherings. His favourite song being Sophia Tucker's "Some of These Days".

Albert is the father of Doris Hennessy who supplied the information and photos.

Albert is sitting.

On the back of this photo is written :- "Taken on Boxing Morning. Who looks drunk?"


Albert is in the back row, right hand side.

Service Record

Address - 27 Clifton St, Bethnal Green, N.E.
Age - 25yrs
Occupation - Chemical Worker
Attested - 11 Dec 1915, Mobilised 26 Dec 1916 - No. S/30156 - Rifles Depot 111th Training  Reserve Battn
                16 Mar 1917 - Transferred 1/25h Bn. London Regt.
Next of Kin - Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Buckley - wife, 138 Ilderton Rd, South Bermondsey.
Married - Elizabeth Mary Adlington at St. Katherine's Rotherhithe on 18 Feb 1917
Campaigns - Home 11 Dec 1915, Home 26 Dec 1916 to 17 Mar 1917, India 18 Mar 1917 to (blank).
Later residing (1924 medal application)- 24 Fawcett Rd, Rotherhithe.
Contracted Malaria.

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