On September 20th 2011 I posted an article to my blog relating to the death of Mr. George Arthur Buckley.

The cutting from the Guardian newspaper is reproduced below - it was dated December 2nd 1935

I remarked that I was not sure about Mrs. Buckley's request that "the service must go on" - I am sure that the congregation would not have be able to focus on the Communion Service knowing that George was lying dead in the vestry.

But since that article in 2011 I have discovered more about George's life and legacy. There is now an entry in Wikipedia that is reproduced below

"George Arthur Buckley (3 February 1889 1 December 1935) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1921.

Buckley was born in Skegby, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He made three minor Counties Championship appearances in 1909 for Cheshire. In 1913 he was playing for Keighley and Craven District, and was selected for Nottinghamshire against Leicestershire but had to withdraw because of injury.[1] He made his first-class debut and only appearance for Derbyshire against Yorkshire in June 1921. His batting scores were 8 and 2, and he bowled 10 overs without taking a wicket.

Buckley was a right-handed batsman and scored a total of ten runs in two innings in one first-class match. He was a right-arm medium-fast bowler and took no wickets in 10 overs.

Buckley became a director of Sheffield United Cricket and Football Club. He died in Norton Lees, Yorkshire aged 46"

And then there is this article from the Daily Independent dated 5th December 1935 which is a masterpiece of reporting. 


This is a record from the excellent Sheffield Indexers site of his cremation

BUCKLEY, George Arthur (Cremation Index Record, age 46).Died at ~; Buried on December 4, 1935 in ~ ground; cremated. Grave Number ~, Section ~ of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield. ~. Remarks: Cremation number is 1298 


Sheffield Daily Independent dated 5th December 1935 

Sheffield Indexers 

UK Census 


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