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Menin Gate, Ypres Menin Gate, Ypres
First Name: William Last Name: BUCKLEY
Date of Death: 12/04/1915 Lived/Born In: Gray's Inn Road
Rank: Private Unit: Middlesex3
Memorial Site: Menin Gate, Ypres

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Age-42

50, Cromer Street, Gray's Inn Road

28th Division did not reach France until January 1915, having been in India at the start of the war. They were immediately thrown into front line action which depleted their ranks substantially but it was winter diseases, among men fresh from the heat of India, that seriously reduced their numbers. So badly did this affect them that in mid February, 85 Brigade was temporarily transferred to 3rd Division whilst 9 Brigade joined 28th Division. By 5th April, 1915, 85 Brigade was back with 28th Division at Zonnebeke in the Ypres salient. On 12th April, 3rd Middlesex held the front line at a time when German artillery was beginning to build up their activity in anticipation of their gas attack later in the month

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