Frederick George Buck (1899‒1918) served as Private (43757) in the 6th (Service) Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment and died of wounds sustained in at the second Battle of Sambre, France on 6 November 1918, five days before the Armistice. His older brother, Bertram Reginald Buck, whose inscription has not survived, also died in the War. Both brothers are commemorated on the war memorials at Holy Sepulchre and St Luke, Cambridge.

Frederick was born in 1899 in Worstead, Norfolk. He was known as ’Fred’. He was one of the seven children of Reginald Theobald Buck and Ada Jane Buck (née Avery). He served as Private (43757) in the 6th (Service) Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment. The 6th Battalion was formed at Lincoln as part of the First New Army (K1). Like his older brother’s Battalion it fought at Gallipoli but then moved to Alexandria, Egypt to defend the Suez Canal. On 2 July 1916 the Battalion embarked for France and engaged in various actions on the Western Front. Fred sustained wounds at the second Battle of Sambre, France on 31 October 1918, and died on 6 November, five days before the Armistice. The Battle was part of the final European Allied offensives of the War. Fred’s older brother, Bertram Reginald Buck, whose inscription has not survived, also died in that war. Like his brother he was entitled to the Victory medal and British War medal. (See download of newspaper report of his funeral.)
Frederick Buck : funeral report

Buck grave
Buck grave

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.202219, 0.13809652 – click here for location

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgeHolySepulchre.html
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgeStLukes.html
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919

By Emma Easterbrook, Mary Naylor and Ian Bent

Frederick George Buck