Hugh Charles Buckle

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Captain Hugh Charles Buckle (25 May, 1881 – 21 May, 1924) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Southsea, the son of then-Rear Admiral Claude Edward Buckle.[1]

Buckle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1902.[2]

After suffering an outbreak of measles in late May, Buckle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1910.[3]

Buckle was appointed to Collingwood as Lieutenant-Commander (G) on 17 March, 1914.[4]

Great War

Buckle was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.[5]

Buckle fought at the Battle of Jutland as the gunnery officer in Collingwood. He left the post on 5 April, 1917 to take up an appointment in Furious as her executive officer. This post would carry until 8 March, 1919.[6]

Post-War

On 31 March, 1919, Buckle was appointed to Victory to be on the staff of Admiral Sir Cecil Burney. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1921 and superseded in his staff appointment on 1 September.[7]

Buckle was appointed in command of the light cruiser Curacoa on 17 April, 1922, also to act as Flag Captain to Rear Admiral Nicholson. He suffered from appendicitis in April and was superseded in command of Curacoa on 15 May, 1923. In July, he was re-admitted to Haslar Hospital with an abdominal tumour. In the latter part of 1923 he took a Senior Officers Technical Course and a War Course in Portsmouth, but there was concern over his health – he was to be seen back at Haslar in April, 1924.[8]

A flurry of failed medical surveys and scheduled re-surveys filled early 1924. While no definitive ailment is specified, this is possibly complications from his appendectomy or a cancer indication from his tumour. Buckle died on 21 May, 1924.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy
Captain of H.M.S. Curacoa
17 Apr, 1922[10] – 15 May, 1923[11]
Succeeded by
Cecil N. Reyne

Footnotes

  1. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 11.
  3. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  4. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  5. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  6. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  7. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  8. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  9. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  10. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  11. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.