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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 92

The well-documented campaign group of four awarded to Able Seaman G. J. C. A. Bucklow, Royal Navy, who was killed in action on 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland whilst serving aboard Turbulent

1914-15 Star (J.14670. G. J. C. A. Bucklow. A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (J.14670G. J. C. A. Bucklow. A.B. R.N.); Great War Bronze Memorial Plaque (George John Charles Albert Bucklow), extremely fine (4)

George John Charles Albert Bucklow was born on 17 January 1896 at Maidstone, Kent. He was originally a Tile Maker and volunteered for the Royal Navy on 9 October 1911 as a Boy II Class. Bucklow was serving on King Edward VII from 18 October 1912 and his service papers note that he landed with the International Force at Scutari on 15 May 1913. This was for the end of the siege of Scutari which took place from 28 October 1912 to 23 April 1913 when the army of the Kingdom of Montenegro defeated the forces of the Ottoman Empire and invaded Shkodër. Their task was to enforce the transfer of Scutari to Albania.

He completes his time on King Edward VII on 27 July 1915 and then serves on Pembroke from 28 July 1915 - 11 May 1916. Bucklow then goes to serve on Dido (Turbulent)until he is killed in action on 31 May 1916 and is buried in Stavern Churchyard, Norway. Stavern Churchyard contains six Commonwealth burials, of which only two are named, all are sailors who died at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

Turbulent was one of four Talisman-class destroyers ordered for the Ottoman Navy and taken over by the Royal Navy during the First World War.

She was originally to have been named Ogre, but was renamed whilst under construction, on 15 February 1915. She was launched on 5 January 1916 and completed in May 1916. She served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla of the Grand Fleet from her completion. She was sunk on 1 June 1916 at the Battle of Jutland by the German battleship SMS Westfalen with the deaths of 90 crew members, and the surviving 13 became prisoners of war. The wrecksite is designated as a protected place under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.

Sold together with the following original archive comprising:

Buckingham Palace Memorial Scroll, in its original postage tube.

Boxes for the Great War Medals and postage envelope, addressed to Mrs Nellie Seed of 2 Rose Villas, Beaconsfield Road, Tovil, Maidstone.

Original parchment Service Record with postage envelope addressed to Mrs Nellie Seed (address as above).

Two photographs and an In Memoriam card.

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