Alfred Wellington BUCKLAND / Maria MORRISON

Alfred Wellington BUCKLAND / Maria MORRISON

Husband : Alfred Wellington BUCKLAND

Male Born : 04 MAR 1868[1272] at : Crewe, Cheshire, England
Married : 04 SEP 1890at : Winnipeg, Manitoba
Died : 29 NOV 1932at : Cookshire, Quebec
Buried : 01 DEC 1932[1273] at : Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec
Father : William Samuel BUCKLAND
Mother : Phoebe WELLINGTON
Spouses : Maria MORRISON , Annie O'NEIL , Sybil POLLARD

  • CENSUS: 1921, Paspebiac, Bonaventure, Quebec
  • OCCUPATION: Engine Fitter, 1891
  • OCCUPATION: Minister - Gospel, 1910
Notes : [1274]

Wife : Maria MORRISON

Female Born : abt 1857at :
Died : 30 AUG 1908[1275] at : Logan, Hocking, Ohio
Buried : at : Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, Hocking, Ohio
Father : Hugh MORRISON
Mother :
Spouses : Alfred Wellington BUCKLAND


Name : Archey Alfred William BUCKLAND
Male Born : 07 JUL 1892at : Linn, Massachusetts
Married : 27 OCT 1915at : St Thomas Anglican, Montreal, Quebec
Died : 28 APR 1952at :
Spouses : Lelia Mora KEMP , Hazel Arabella DARKER

Name : Albert Edgar BUCKLAND
Male Born : 11 AUG 1892at : Linn, Massachusetts
Baptised : 25 FEB 1894at : St Thomas Anglican, Montreal, Quebec
Married : 20 FEB 1917at : Church of England, Portneuf, Quebec
Died : at :
Spouses : Annie Louise ABLESON

  • RESIDENCE: 14 MAY 1918, 1173 DesErables St, Montreal, Quebec

Name : Gilbert Victor BUCKLAND
Male Born : 05 DEC 1893[1276] at : Montreal, Quebec
Baptised : 25 FEB 1894at : St Thomas Anglican, Montreal, Quebec
Died : 29 SEP 1918[1277] at : St John's, Quebec
Buried : 01 OCT 1918at : Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec
Spouses :

  • RESIDENCE: 14 MAY 1918, 1173 DesErables St, Montreal, Quebec
  • OCCUPATION: Locomotive Engineer, 1918


[1274] Honourary Major Alfred Willington Buckland
Died: November 29, 1932
Regimental Number:
Survived War:
Canadian Chaplain Service
Canadian Corps Headquarters
Place of Birth:
Crewe, Chester, Cheshire
Next of Kin:
Annie Buckland, wife. 1173 DesErables Street, Montreal, Quebec
Address at Enlistment:
1173 DesErables Street, Montreal, Quebec
Date of Birth:
March 4, 1868
Trade or Calling:
Marital Status:
Prior Military Experience:
Place of Enlistment:
Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England
Date of Enlistment:
October 2, 1915
Age at enlistment:
5 Feet 7 Inches
39 Inches
3 Inches
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Saw service in:
Cause of Death:
Battle Died/Wounded:

Date of Death:
November 29, 1932
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec

Prisoner of war:

Ethnic Origin:
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Honourary Major Canadian Chaplain Service Canadian Corps Headquarters Attached
Honourary Captain Canadian Chaplain Service 123rd Battalion Attached
Honourary Captain Canadian Chaplain Service 49th Battalion Attached
Honourary Captain Canadian Chaplain Service 49th Battalion Attached

Son of William Samuel Buckland (2 Oct 1851-9 Nov 1925) and Phoebe Buckland (nee Willington) (Nov 2, 1841-Feb 17, 1899); husband of Maria Morrison (1857?-August 21, 1905), Annie O'Neill (1860-July 13, 1920), and widow Sybil Pollard Smith who married the twice-widowed Rev. Buckland in Montreal on November 19, 1927; father of Sapper Gilbert Victor Buckland (Service No. 1009882) and Gunner A. Alfred William Buckland (Service No.303037).

Padre Buckland joined the 5th Royal Highlanders of Canada (Militia) on Feb 1, 1886 in Montreal and served until January 31, 1896 as their Padre but was paid as a Private and seldom there because he was a Missionary/Minister in the Diocese of Rupert's Land from 1887 until 1896. Padre Buckland was appointed Honorary Captain and Chaplain in the Chaplain Services of the CEF at New Carlisle, Quebec on August 10, 1915. He sailed for Britain on September 4, 1915 and was attached to the 49th Battalion as their Chaplain on 4 Oct 15. Padre Buckland returned to Quebec City in 1918. By 1921 the now Padre (Major)was living in Paspebiac and Cox Township with his 92 year old father William Samuel Buckland and was still a minister until his father died in 1925. (2103)

Padre Buckland suffered during a gas attack in November 1915 and was invalided from France to Britain then Canada for medical care. He was temporarily assigned as Chaplain to the 123rd Battalion, Royal Grenaders, from October 11 to 17, 1916. He returned to duty as the Senior Chaplain of Canadian troops at Shoreham England on 5 Mar 1917. Capt Buckland was appointed temporary Major for this assignment from October 17, 1917 until July 26, 1918. He returned to Canada on August 3, 1918, demobilized at Quebec City and discharged from the service on December 26, 1918. He was reappointed to the active Militia on the reorganization of the Chaplain Services on December 17, 1918. Capt Buckland was attached to the Fusiliers du St Laurent on October 1, 1920 and promoted to Major until May 1, 1927. Padre Alfred Willington Buckland died at his home in Cookshire Quebec on November 29, 1932 and was buried with his second wife Annie O'Neill and son Sapper Gilbert Victor Buckland on Dec 1, 1932 at the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal, Quebec.

From Canada Great War Project -

[1272] Birth of Alfred Wellington Registered March Qtr 1868 Nantwich, Cheshire - Vol 8a Pg 11

[1273] Plot L1440E

[1275] Transcription of cemetery gives DOD of 21 aug 1908

[1276] Baptismal register gives dob of 04 dec

[1277] Register gives dod as 30 Sep. Stone reads 29 sep.


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