Commander A W Buckle, DSO, RNVR, 1919

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  • Art.IWM ART 2693
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  • Support: canvas
  • medium: oil
  • Support: Height 1019 mm, Width 762 mm
  • Frame: Depth 91, Height 1205, Width 950
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  • object category: painting
Gift of the artist, 1919

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image: A half length portrait of Buckle, wearing full uniform and looking straight ahead.


Commander Archibald Walter Buckle was an officer of the 63rd Royal Naval Division, who commanded the Anson Battalion during the final 'Hundred Days' offensive of 1918. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and three bars and was mentioned in despatches five times, as well as being wounded on three occasions. Buckle began his military service as a private, serving in the Drake Battalion before rising to command the Anson Battalion. He died in 1927 aged only 38, partly as a result of his war wounds.

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Imperial War Museum, Naval Section Commission



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