CFHS code : HS77
Parish : Holy Sepulchre
Inscription : In Loving Memory of dear husband REGINALD THEOBALD BUCK d Jan 15 1947 age 77 also our dear sons FRED BUCK Lincs Regt who died of wounds d Nov 6 1918 age 19 remainder missing
Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202219, 0.13809652 – click here for location
Kerb stones (one sunk or missing), plinth with stone cross (fallen) within, all in rustic marble, located in the parish area of Holy Sepulchre, to the west of the eastern path, south of the path leading to the centre circle. This monument was restored in 2015 as part of a WW1 Heritage Lottery funded project.
base of cross
In loving memory of my dear husband
Reginald Theobald Buck
who died Jan 15th 1947 aged 77 years
Also Ada Jane Buck died June 16th 1951 aged 81 years
In loving memory of our dear sons’
TIM BUCK Wilts. Rest who died of wounds in Mesopotamia April 1916 aged 21 years
‘Fred Buck Lincs. Regt. who died of wounds
Nov 6, 1918, aged 19 years.’
“faithful unto death.”
Bertram Reginald Buck (1895–1916) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page
Bertram was born in 1869 in Titchfield, Hampshire. He was one of the seven children of Reginald Theobald Buck and Ada Jane Buck (née Avery). He became a joiner like his father. Bertram joined the war effort at Salisbury, Wiltshire and served as Private (10396) in the 5th (Service) Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment). The Battalion was formed as part of the first New Army (K1) in Devizes, Wiltshire.
Frederick George Buck (1899–1918) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page
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).
Reginald Theobald Buck (1869–1947)
Reginald was born in 1869 in North Walsham, Norfolk. He was the eldest of six children born to George Buck and Annie Buck (née Fox). Both his father and his paternal grandfather worked as carpenters. His mother was the daughter of an Inn Keeper at the Wheatsheaf in Lincoln. After her marriage to Reginald’s father she worked as a sub postmistress. Reginald grew up at White Horse Common, North Walsham and went into a similar profession as his forebears as he was employed as a joiner. Reginald married Ada Jane Avery in 1893 in Smallburgh, Norfolk. Reginald and Ada had seven children including Bertram Reginald Buck and Frederick George Buck. The family moved around in Norfolk and elsewhere including Holme Lacy, Herefordshire where Reginald worked as a Clerk of Works for the building trade. At some point the family made a final move to Cambridge. Reginald died on 15 January 1947 in Cambridge. His last known address was 47 Harvey Goodwin Avenue, Cambridge.
Ada Jane Buck (née Avery) (1870 – 1951)
Ada was the second child of Frederick and Emma Avery. She was born and brought up in Norfolk. Ada’s father was a railway station master. Ada was an assistant school mistress before her marriage to Reginald.
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