Source: Currie Memorial Project
REGINALD JAMES BUCHANAN
Born at Kerrwood, Ont., January 23rd, 1894. Enlisted, October 26th, 1914 in the 18th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Promoted to the rank of Acting Sergeant. Served in France. Killed in action, at Armentieres, July 13th, 1916.
Describing himself as a Travelling Secretary. He was on the eve of ordination in the ministry of the Anglican church. He sported a hockey stick scar below his right eye. He was promoted Sergeant in the field and seems to have been headed to a commission. On the 13th of July 1916 he was attached to a New Zealand division as a cadet and was struck by enfilading machine gun fire. His headstone is in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentiere France. He was survived by his wife Beryl (nee Chambers) and a baby daughter.