Alfred BUCKLEY
Rank: Private
Number: 2221
Unit: 1/6th Battalion MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 5 June 1915
Age: 21
Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey

Little is known about Alfred. His parents, Richard and Maggie, had married in the South Manchester area in 1893 and Alfred had been born a year later. By the time of the Great War, they had moved to Heaton Moor, possibly living at 45 Brownsville Road (where Richard and Maggie were known to live in the early 1920s).

Alfred's service number suggests he was one of a number of young local men who enlisted into the army within days of War being declared. Many of them worked in Manchester's city centre in "white collar" jobs. Within a month, Alfred was on a ship bound for Egypt and you can read an account of the Battalion's first months of service by clicking here.

At the beginning of War 1915, the Battalion left Egypt and landed at Gallipoli, ready to go into action. Alfred was there for only a month before he was killed during this attack. His body was never recovered and identified.

   
           
   
     
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