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716 Pte J.P. Buckley APO Corps 1 week 6 days ago #83824

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Hello,

My interest in this site stems from my Grandfather.(1873 - 1961) I was very young when I knew him, .
I found out in 2001 that he had served in South Africa and received a copy of his (fire damaged) records.

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716 Pte J.P. Buckley APO Corps 1 week 6 days ago #83827

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Welcome to the forum, Derryhick.

Medal-wise he received the QSA with 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902. A not one one of the QSA roll entries reads '[To] England. Duty completed'.

There is an account of the APOC in South Africa here: www.angloboerwar.com/unit-information/im...my-post-office-corps

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716 Pte J.P. Buckley APO Corps 1 week 6 days ago #83830

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Thank you David,
And thank you for the link and the information. I procured reproduction medals, the originals are 'out there somewhere' still in family hands I believe.
He returned to Cork, Ireland on discharge and to his job there in the General Post Office. Having married in 1908 his future brother-in-law was to be KIA with the RA in Vermelles in 1915.

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