Captain Walter Harry Corfield Bucknall

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain Walter Harry Corfield Bucknall, 2nd Battalion 5th Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Harry Corfield Bucknall and Alice Frederica Bucknall (nee Oakshotta) of 28 Kensington Court Mansions, London. Younger brother of Lieutenant-General Gerard Corfield Bucknall CB, MC, DL (14 Sep 1894 – 7 Dec 1980). Baptised in St Peter's Church, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. Educated at Repton School. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Royal Fusiliers on 16 Dec 1914. Wounded twice during his service on the European front. Missing in action while leading Y Company of the 1st/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in an attack on Bois des Aubepines, near Monchy Le Preux, France aged 20 years. Also commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
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Walter H C Bucknall, Capt, 2nd Att 1st Bn 5th Fusiliers. Missing and reported killed in action Monchy le Preux, 3rd May 1917 aged 20. "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a Crown of Life".

Walter Harry Corfield Bucknall

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