Buckle, James J.

Captain James J. Buckle, Director of Music

Captain James J. Buckle was born in England c. 1880.

He became The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Director of Music in 1928.

  • 1895 – Enlisted with Royal Sussex Regiment
  • Later with Queen’s Royal Regiment
  • 1895 – India
  • 1897-98 – Tirah Expeditionary Force
  • Punjab Frontier
  • Malta
  • 1905-07 – Occupation of Crete
  • 1914 – Graduate of Kneller Hall, London – School of Music
  • Great War as Regimental Sergeant Major in the field
  • 1920-23 – Irish Rebellion
  • Retired from British Army 1927 to become Bandmaster of QOR
  • 1945 21 Nov – Transferred from QOR to Corps of Reserve Officers with rank of Captain.

Mostly taken from info in FO18.F05 H.G. Barnum Collection – Report on Officers dated 21 July 1944.

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