CEF Soldier Detail

Honourary Captain Caleb Henry Buckland
Died: March 1, 1937

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Field Artillery
Battalion:
11th Howitzer Battery
Company:
Headquarters
Place of Birth:
Leominster, Herefordshire, England
Country:
Next of Kin:
Ellen Mary Buckland (wife) 136 Cork St. Guelph, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Guelph, Ontario
Date of Birth:
June 16, 1865
Trade or Calling:
Clergyman
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Guelph, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
October 24, 1915
Age at enlistment:
50
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
March 1, 1937
Age at Death:
71
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 1238 - 6
Research Notes

Reverend  the Honourary Captain Caleb Henry Buckland's wife was  Ellen Mary (McTear) Buckland who he married in Toronto on 11 April 1894. Chaplain Buckland saw Miltary Service in the CEF Canadian Chaplain Service from 1915 and was in France and Belgium  from 8 August 1916 until 4 January 1919 and was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His sons Pte Alfred Henry and  Pte Ernest Harvey Buckland also enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.Reverend C.H. Buckland of the Anglican Church returned home from WW1 to  Guelph in 1919 to enter Provincial Politics as its newly elected Conservative M.P.P. on October 20, 1919 to May 10, 1923 in the Riding of Wellington South. Rev C.H. Buckland was interred 3 March 1937 in the St. John's cemetery Norway, 256 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Honourary Captain Canadian Field Artillery 11th Howitzer Battery Headquarters
Honourary Captain Canadian Field Artillery 29th Battery
Captain Canadian Field Artillery 29th Battery
   Reverend the  Honourary Captain Caleb Henry Buckland was one of the organizers of the Guelph  29th Overseas Battery of Canadian Field Artillery in 1915 and its 1st Chaplain. He was the Father of #475340 Pte. Alfred Henry Buckland whose entry in Canadian Bank of Commerce RoH states that his father was a Chaplain and  of 84223 Pte Ernest Harvey Buckland. Rev. Caleb Henry Buckland, M.P.P.., 286 Queen St. W., Guelph, Ont. Son of Caleb James Buckland, 238 Booth Ave., Toronto; Divinity Class; sometime Rector of St. James Church, Guelph; Chaplain Services, October 14, 1915; Capt.; attd. 29th Batty. C. F. A., llth Bgde. ; O. S. February 24, 1916; France, August 8, 1916; No. 2. Can. Sta. Hosp. August 11, 1916- April 1, 1919; rct d from O. S. July 12, 1919. Reverend C.H. Buckland of the Anglican Church returned home from WW1 to Guelph and became the Conservative M.P.P for 4 years (1919-1923) when he resigned to become Superintendent of the Childrens Aid Societies of Ontario. Reverend Caleb Henry Buckland died 1 March 1937.  Rev. C.H. Buckland left a wife Ellen Mary( McTear) Buckland    who died 3 March 1944 and 4 children.