A new page for Percy Buckby please
I've been transcribing stories from a monthly local publication that has been reproducing stories from 100 years ago about local soldiers. From the week of 24th May 1918 there is the following story:
News has come to hand from the War Office
to the parents of Pte. Percy Bugby, Northants
Regt., of Federation Avenue, Desborough, that
he has been posted as missing since the early
part of April. Pte. Bugby is only about 19
years of age, and was in the Territorials before
the war. He was sent out to France when only
17 years of age, but when the parents made a
complaint to the Army officials he was sent
back to England until he attained the age of
18. He has a brother, Sid Bugby, who has been
serving with the British Army in Flanders ever
since 1914, and although comparatively young
he has seen a lot of fighting, being very
fortunate up to the present.
I have extensive local knowledge of the town (Desborough in Northants) and realised quite quickly that a mistake had been made with the surname - it is BUCKBY not Bugby.
I found the brother - Sid - life - https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/580990
but can't find a trace of Percy.
I have attached census etc to Sidney's Lives page, which Percy is also on.
According to the original Infant School Admission Register, Percy was born on 10th June 1898.
Do you think it appropriate to create a new page for Percy Buckby?
Liz Harris commented
With help from a chap on the Great War Forum I found this soldier’s Page - all his records exist as BUCKLEY, so no new page needed and I’m sorting out the existing page. Thank you,
Gordon Harland commented
Please can you give us the details of the local publication - title, date, and where it may be consulted ie the information for an external source - and we can then create a life for Percy.