Military career of William Henry Buckingham, Foreman to the Armouries, Tower of London, in the Volunteers/Territorial Army

Object Title

Military career of William Henry Buckingham, Foreman to the Armouries, Tower of London, in the Volunteers/Territorial Army

Military career of William Henry Buckingham, Foreman to the Armouries, Tower of London, in the Volunteers/Territorial Army

Date

1895-1915

Reference

RA ADM STAFF 1/1070

Level

File

Scope and Content

Includes:

(i) Certificate of Proficiency (Volunteer Artillery) dated 13 March 1895

(ii) Short Service attestation for CIV [City of London Imperial Volunteers], dated 1 January 1900

(iii) Parchment certificate of Freedom of the City of London, dated 24 January 1900. Numbered 7 in folder

(iv) Menu from CIV Banquet, 27 October 1900. Numbered 11a in folder

(v) Parchment Certificate of Discharge, dated 30 November 1900. Numbered 3 in folder

(vi) Parchment Certificate of Character, dated 30 November 1900. Numbered 4 in folder. Both of the latter are crossed with the note: '... re-enlisted in the 1st Essex Battery R.F.A. on the 1/4/08'

(vii) Letter from Winchester Education Office, thanking WHB for his assistance in advising on arms and armour for a pageant, dated 11 February 1908, and presenting a silver book-mark, with a figure of King Alfred on top. [This is still in the possession of the family] Numbered 6 in the folder

(viii) Admission card for W.H. Buckingham to the Coronation, 1911. Numbered 12a in folder

(ix) Discharge Certificate from Territorial Army, dated 15 April 1912. Numbered 5 in folder

(x) Admission card for W.H. Buckingham to the Coronation, 1911. Numbered 12a in folder

(xi) Armouries New Year card from ffoulkes, 1913. Numbered 11b in folder

(xii) Printed acknowledgment of good wishes from Lord Roberts, dated 2 October 1914, addressed to 'Sergeant Major Buckingham and the N.C.O.s and men of the First Essex Reserve Battery, Stratford'. Numbered 10 in folder

(xiii) Letter from Lt. ffoulkes, dated 18 March 1915, addressed to Mrs. Buckingham and announcing his intention of attending her husband's funeral. Numbered 8 in folder

(xiv) Letter from Lord Dillon, addressed to Mrs. Buckingham, about her new post as 'Inspectress under the National Health Insurance', dated 29 May 1915. Numbered 9 in folder

(xv) Commemmoration Scroll for service in 1914-1918 War. Numbered 13 in folder

(xvi) Letter relating to Mrs. Buckingham's War Pension, November 1918. Numbered 14 in folder

(xvii) Invitation to Mrs. Buckingham to attend the Funeral of the Unknown Warrior, 1920. Numbered 12b in folder

(xviii) Note on the history of the CIV supplied by the Guildhall Library. Numbered 15 in folder, Photocopies of News Cuttings relating to Sergeant Buckingham's death and funeral