- Donald William Buck was a son of Herbert and
Ellen Mary Buck (nee Webb), of Railway Station, Clare, Suffolk. He was
born on 23rd November 1897.
- Donald Buck was educated at Cookley and
Walpole Church of England Voluntary School on 1st October 1901 and after
that at Beccles College. When he finished college he worked at Messrs
Cook and Sons (Thomas Cook) in London.
- On 9 september 1914 Donald William Buck
enlisted into the Army. He served with the Expeditionary Force in France
and Belgium from 25 may 1917, being attached to the 8th Battalion East
Surrey Regiment as first class signaller. He was killed in action near
Passchendaele while laying a wire under heavy fire. He was buried near
Gloucester Farm, between Passchendaele Ridge and the Poelcappelle Road.
His commanding officer wrote: "He was a fine lad, and had he lived,
would have been recommended for a decoration for bravery."
has no known grave and is commemorated on panel
152 of the Tyne Cot Memorial.