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CB (military b/b;
QSA (4) Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, South Africa 1901 (Major. A. D. B. Buckley. 2/Hamps. Rgt.)
CB London Gazette 19 June 1911 (Assistant Adjutant General, War Office).
Arthur Dashwood Bulkeley Buckley was born in Sopworth, Wiltshire in June 1860. He was the son of the Reverend Joseph Buckley, Rector of Badminton and Sopworth, and was educated at Marlborough. Buckley was ‘affectionately known by his brother officers as “Tim”.... He joined the 37th Regiment from the Royal North Gloucester Militia on 27 August, 1879. Promoted Lieutenant, 17 April, 1880; Captain, 19 September, 1885; Major, 29 August, 1896; Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, 29 November, 1900; Lieut.-Colonel Commanding 1st Battalion, 24 March, 1903, to 1907; Brevet Colonel, 25 January, 1905; Substantive Colonel, 13 July, 1907.
He served as Adjutant to 1st VB Hants Regiment 15 April, 1889, to 15 April, 1894; AAG Headquarters of Army, 20 October, 1909, to 19 October, 1913.
He Commanded the 2nd Battalion from 3 December, 1900, to 25 February, 1901. Operations in the Orange Free State, including operations at Paardeburg, actions at Poplar Grove, Karee Siding, Vet River, and Zand River. Operations in the Transvaal, including actions near Johannesburg, and Pretoria. Mentioned in despatches, London Gazette, 10 September, 1901, Brevet of Lieut.-Colonel. Queen’s medal with four clasps.
Operations in the Aden Hinterland, 1903-4, Commanding 1st Battalion. Commanded Aden Boundary Delimitation Column, 31 December, 1903, to 20 February, 1904.... On mobilisation he was appointed Colonel in Charge of Territorial Force Records, Eastern Command, and his death was undoubtedly due to his going on with his duty when suffering from influenza.’
Colonel 3 April 1915, and is buried in Sopworth (St. Mary) Churchyard, Wiltshire (M.I.C. lists no Great War Medal entitlement, or claim).