Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown


Plaque Buckle 1919 St. John the Baptist





Map ref

NU 114091

Original Location

St.John the Baptist Church

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 24th April 1920 and dedicated by Canon R.R. Mangin, Rural Dean.

Memorial Description

Plaque of white marble set on a pattress of grey marble. At centre top is the badge of the Northumberland Fusiliers raised in half relief. The lettering is in gilded Roman capitals throughout.

Materials used

Statuary marble


In loving memory of
Dudley Francis
de Crespigny Buckle
Major 3rd Batt.
Northumberland Fusiliers
attached 1st Battalion 1914 to 1918
in command of which he fought in
two actions before Arras
in March and April 1918.
Twice mentioned in despatches.
Born 24th October 1876.
Died at Bolton Hall
24th April 1919


See above.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Gaffin & Co., Regent Street, London.


1. In the CWGC entry, “Calewood” should be “Galewood”.

2. Major Buckle is buried in Bolton Churchyard Every Name a Story

3. He is remembered in Whittingham W48.01

4. He was the Manager of Chrystlers Farm in Ceylon.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown

Morpeth Herald 30/4/1920 reports unveiling.

Records and Recollections: Journal of the Aln & Breamish Local History Society; NS Vol2 No.2 Autumn 2009 carries biographies of the people named on this memorial compiled by Peggy Maunder.

The Ceylon Handbook and Directory and Compendium of Useful Information (Edition of 1914) . . . on Page 1541 reads “Buckle D.F. de C – Manager – Chrystler’s Farm – Kotagala – in Europe”

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Janet Brown; Peggy Maunder; Andrew Moberly

Research In Progress

See Records and Recollections Journal link

Plaque Buckle 1919 St. John the Baptist (E17.02)

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