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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 21 Jul 2013 18:28


British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 about William Henry Richard Buck
Name: William Henry Richard Buck
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Age at enlistment: 29
Birth Parish: Peckham
Birth County: Middlesex
Document Year: 1911
Regimental Number: 1144
Regiment Name: 1st. Batt. Coy L. (Reg. Fus.)
Number of images: 15

a second lot of images, wife as per known, and marriage to Grace Burgess at Poland st registry office, Sep 3rd 1909

also a letter written by him in 1921 to ask for his war medals.

I looked at military records, because I wondered if the children were fostered because parents were coping with war injuries? but I can't see anything of that nature, but it does appear that his claim for a pension was "rejected".

I have trouble attaching records but perhaps someone else can send the images if you haven't got them ?

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 21 Jul 2013 18:50

Val. am sitting here looking up yr family. Have googled Lma and hammer smith and Fulham archives. Couldn't find anything.. For me to go to hammer smith archives I need to book an appointment. I can ring tomorrow and try and get an appointment but being open ten to four only is a bit of a bugger... I have written everything down so let me know if you want me to make an appointment. Kim

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 21 Jul 2013 18:50

Ah and yet another lot of records, discharged 1917 medically unfit, "Lenticular cataract, primary and acquired ( double)"

Name: William Henry Richard Buck
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Age at enlistment: 33
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: 21039
Number of images: 8

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 21 Jul 2013 18:52

I wonder if his poor eyesight ( which it says he had as a child but had worsened during service) may have been a problem in getting work when he retuurned to civilian life?


Kay???? Report 21 Jul 2013 20:12

A long haul but has anyone checked the Poor Law and Guardian records on Ancestry for admin and discharge,,,,,,for Fulham or Hammersmith.....

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 21 Jul 2013 20:24

Kay, I just had a quick look but can't see that there is anything for the years it would be.


Valerie Report 22 Jul 2013 09:52

Thank to everyone for your efforts.
I would love to see the images if possible.
I have learned a lot that I did not know before about my grandfather.


Reggie Report 22 Jul 2013 13:51

If you refer to the service record images, they can be seen on Ancestry.

Take out a 14-day free trial, and you will be able to download them to your computer


RStar Report 22 Jul 2013 17:08

I have a similar family in my husbands tree. They claimed parish relief before the kids went into care, and because of that I was able to find info at the records office under parish poor law.