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Royal garrison artillery Ireland
« on: Sunday 04 March 18 17:17 GMT (UK) »
I am tracing Denis buckley born cork city 1878. Joined Royal GArrison Artilley in cork nd served in Boer war 1899-1901 pow.also served Egypt,Syria.dardenelles.disability pension.was involved in armoured train ambush with Winston Churchill
Where can I trace his army records
Many thanks Dan Garvey

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Re: Royal garrison artillery Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 March 18 17:40 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat. We are a helpful, friendly bunch and I hope you find us useful.

Can you please give us as much information on Denis Buckley as you have. Did he marry and what was his wife's name? for example.

There are a few Military records for the name of Denis Buckley on Ancestry.

Need to make sure have the correct one first.

Dorrie




Small, Dundee
Dickson, Dundee
Patrick, Scotland
Easson, Scotland
Small, Co. Antrim
Madden, Co. Westmeath
Dickson, Co. Down

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Re: Royal garrison artillery Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 March 18 18:23 GMT (UK) »
.Many thanks for reply. Wifeís name Hannah Kennelly/Kennealy
Married 1904 cork city. Lived 10 Mary place cork city. Occupation labourer &British army .died 1960
Cork city ireland
He would presumably have the South Africa medal and maybe others
Some confusion with his regiment .Royal Dublin fusiliers mentioned but he may just have been attached temporarily

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Re: Royal garrison artillery Ireland
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 March 18 18:51 GMT (UK) »
I think I may have found something.

Was his mother's name Ann? Was his mother's address 59 Barrack ? Street Cork. The address of 10 Mary Place, Cork shows up in this record too.

He was in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and had two service numbers  5626 and 7574.

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Dorrie

Small, Dundee
Dickson, Dundee
Patrick, Scotland
Easson, Scotland
Small, Co. Antrim
Madden, Co. Westmeath
Dickson, Co. Down

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Re: Royal garrison artillery Ireland
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 March 18 11:32 GMT (UK) »
His mothers name was Margaret.
I have a letter from Dennis buckley where he specifically names his regiment as  RGA royal garrison artillery who did have 2 barracks  in Cobh harbour Co. Cork
He goes on to mention details of an armoured train ambush in the Boer War. He was captured by the boers along with Winston Churchill who he subsequently helped to escape.
In Churchillís Book  My early Life this ambush is retold in great detail along with references to royal Dublin fusiliers but no artillery  gunners  who were probably small in numbers among the larger RDF force
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Re: Royal garrison artillery Ireland
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Possibly the best way forward with this is to take out a subscription yourself for Ancestry.Co.Uk and you could then check out the records for yourself. There are a number of records with the name of Denis Buckly and I would not like to quote the wrong one.

Good luck with your search

Dorrie






Small, Dundee
Dickson, Dundee
Patrick, Scotland
Easson, Scotland
Small, Co. Antrim
Madden, Co. Westmeath
Dickson, Co. Down

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Re: Royal garrison artillery Ireland
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 March 18 20:31 GMT (UK) »

First name(s)   Denis
Last name   Buckley
Service number   5626
Rank   Private
Regiment   2 Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Other regiments/units   Unit: 2 Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Rank: Private, Number: 5626
Rolls   WO100/209 page 94
Literary references   Second Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War 251
The Times Digital Archive 18991118
The National Archives WO97. Regular army service papers.
Biography   -
Notes   [The Times Digital Archive] Listed as missing in Armoured Train disaster 15 Nov 1899. QSA Clasps: OFS,T,Ta
Country   Great Britain
Record set   Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category   Military, armed forces & conflict
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: Royal garrison artillery Ireland
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 March 18 20:43 GMT (UK) »
original image gives his place of birtrh as St Anns , Cork.  mother as Ann Bradley? of barrack street Cork.
First name(s)   Denis
Last name   Buckley
Age   18
Birth year   1878
Birth town   St Annes
Birth county   Lancashire
Birth country   England
Service number   5626
Regiment   Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Year   1896
Series   WO 363
Series description   Wo 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'
Archive   The National Archives
Record set   British Army Service Records
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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