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Pte Timothy Desmond Buckley 4782 RMF
Only five days in France
Photographs of pen knife, dog tag with religious medals and carrier bag in which the items were returned to Timothy's family. Copies of documentation relating to the death of Timothy Buckley. List of weekly wages which Timothy's wife had to submit to the British government to have the widow's pension calculated
Private Timothy Desmond Buckley arrived in France on the 6th of March 1915 with a draft of about 166 other soldiers to reinforce the front lines after major losses in the Royal Munster Fusilliers. Having spent some time getting to their billet in Festaubert, near Bethune in northern France, their billet was shelled on the 10th of March and he received head injuries from which he died on the 11th of March. He was the husband of Catherine Buckley and had four children at the time of his death. He was thirty-five years old. He had been enlisted in the army on two previous occasions and had served in the Boer War in 1901 for which he got the Queen's medal.