Archibald Charles Watson Buck

Archibald Charles Watson Buck. Courtesy of Imperial War Museum © IWM (HU 93358)

1871 – 9th August 1916. Liverpool Scottish Regiment

Archibald Charles Watson Buck was a former Manchester born in Pimlico in 1871, and educated in the Scottish Borders. He spent much of his adult life in and around Liverpool, working as a clerk for the Bank of England, and he was also a Scout Leader, known affectionately as “Pa Buck” by his troupe. He initially joined up with the Cheshire Volunteers, before serving as 2nd Lieutenant for the King’s Liverpool Scottish Regiment (10th Battalion).

Buck signed up as part of the Cheshire Volunteer Regiment on the 29th April 1915, the day it was formed, even though he was now well into his forties. He was reported wounded and missing during the Battle of the Somme, opposite Guillemont at Arrow Head Copse, on the 9th August 1916. His body was never found.

He was survived by his widow, Gertrude.

Buck is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 1D, 8B, 8C.

SOURCES
Imperial War Museum
Upton Park Proprietors Association
Upton-by-Chester War Memorial

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