Rank: Driver
Service Number:T/10661749.
Regiment: 429 Gen. Transport Coy. Royal Army Service Corps
Died Saturday 4th December 1943
Age 32
County Memorial Wincham
Commemorated\Buried Bone War Cemetery, Annaba
Grave\Panel Ref: I. A. 15.

James's Story.

Wincham Soldier Killed in North Africa Accident.

News that their eldest son, Driver James Buckley, R.A.S.C.  was killed in a motor-cycle accident in North Africa on December 4th, came as a Christmas time blow to Mr. and Mrs. J Buckle, of 2, Hall Lane, Wincham.
His friend, Driver Jack Dutton, of Castle with whom he joined up two years ago and has remained with since, wrote to say he was killed out right and buried in a North African cemetery. Driver Dutton was a bearer and promises to care for the grave while he remains in Africa.
His younger brother, the late Private Thomas Buckley, R.A.O.C., of Lee Drive, Northwich died in June, 1942, from injuries received in a motor-cycle accident, while carrying out military duties in Crookham, near Aldershot.
Driver Buckley was 32 and has ridden motor-cycles for several years. In the Army in England, he joined the B.N.A.F. 12 months ago, was a heavy transport driver. He was a native of Wincham, educated at Lostock C.E. School and employed by the New Cheshire Salt Works, Marston.

Runcorn Guardian, Friday January 7, 1944.