James Irvin Buckley (1887-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


James Irvin Buckley[1] was the son of David Buckley and his wife Nancy (née Gledhill). Following David's death, Nancy later married woollen spinner William Joe Hirst circa 1899.

By 1901, he was working as a woollen winder and living with his mother, stepfather William Joe, and five siblings at 70 Longwood Road, Lindley.

By 1911, his mother was once again a widow and the family was residing at 158 Longwood Road.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BUCKLEY, JAMES IRVIN. Private. No 29/612. 12/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Outlane. Son of Nancy Buckley, 204 Longwood Road, Longwood. Educated at Longwood Board School. Employed as a weaver. Enlisted on Easter Wednesday, 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 4.10.1917, aged 30. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane; St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission



Notes and References

  1. The spelling "Ervin" appears in birth and census records, and also in some of his Army service records.