George Arthur Buckingham

#83006, b. 31 August 1890
  • Father: George Buckingham b. 1865, d. Sep 1890
  • Mother: Louisa Matilda Turrell b. 1866

Individual's Timeline

Birth31 August 1890George Arthur Buckingham1

Primary events

Census details

  • George Arthur Buckingham appeared on the census taken on the night of 5th April 1891, at 22a Row 99, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, in the household of George H Turrell and Eliza (?), His grandparents.
  • In 1901 George Arthur Buckingham was included in the census schedule of a Boy's Home for destitute boys. He was aged 10 years.

Military Career

Records show that George Arthur Buckingham served in the armed forces. George Arthur was in a home for destitute boys in 1901. I did not find him in the 1911 census, but he turns up being discharged from the army in 1919. His address was 1 Fulcher's Buildings, Market Road, Great Yarmouth.

It shows why we did not find him in 1911; he was already in the army. He enlisted 14th Feb 1910; he married 3rd October 1911 and had a son George R Richard 18th June 1912.

He was in France in 1918, where he wounded - Gun shot in the face.

His DOB was 14th August 1918, which is close enough (within 2 weeks and allowing for the incorrect year), especially as his full name is used both times (George Arthur). His mother's name was Louisa (which I believe means she was still alive in 1919,

His military character was exemplorary. He was in France 16th August 1914 until 3rd March 1919. Wounded by enemy bullet 15th April 1918. He was treated in the Dublin General Hospital, Wimeraux. After his discharge he still required dental work to his jaw.

In 1910 he was a labourer, working for Blanchflower, King Street, Yarmouth.2

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: May have died in Yarmouth 1973, but the age is way out. The cemetery records show he was living 81 Suffolk Road, Great Yarmouth. His age is said to be 65 (when in fact our man was 83).

Child of George Arthur Buckingham and Edith E Moore

Citations

  1. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)     George Arthur
    Last name     Buckingham
    Sex     Male
    Birth year     1890
    Birth date     31 Aug 1890
    Baptism year     1890
    Baptism date     28 Sep 1890
    Father's first name(s)     George
    Mother's first name(s)     Louisa Matilda
    Parish     Great Yarmouth, St Nicholas with St Peter, St John, St Andrew, St James, St Paul & St Luke
    Diocese     Norwich
    County     Norfolk
    Country     England
    Archive     Norfolk Record Office
    Archive reference     PD 28/43
    Page     35
    Record set     Norfolk Baptisms
    Category     Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory     Births & baptisms
    Collections from     England, United Kingdom.
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)     George Arthur
    Last name     Buckingham
    Age     28
    Birth year     1891
    Birth town     Great Yarmouth
    Birth county     Norfolk
    Birth country     England
    Service number     8150
    Regiment     Norfolk Regiment
    Unit / Battalion     7th Battalion
    Year     1919
    Residence town     Great Yarmouth
    Residence county     Norfolk
    Residence country     England
    Series     WO 364
    Series description     Wo 364 - First World War Pension Claims
    Archive     The National Archives
    Record set     British Army Service Records
    Category     Armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory     First World War
    Collections from     United Kingdom, Overseas / Unknown.
  3. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Buckingham      George R      Moore      Yarmouth      4b     8.