Joshua Busby


Joshua Busby's name is on both village memorials. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission lists three Busbys forenamed John as having died in the First World War while serving with the Royal Field Artillery. 75694 Driver John Busby, son of David and Elizabeth Busby of Greenhithe, died aged 19 on 23 February 1915, and was buried in Swanscombe Cemetery, Dartford (ref. 1983); L/6235 Driver John Leonard Busby died aged 42 on 16 June 1917, and was buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension (ref. I. L. 11); 131463 Gunner John Thomas Busby died aged 26 on 21 October 1917, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial (ref. Panel 4 to 6 and 162). Wheatley records show John Busby b. 1895, and Joshua Edwin Busby, d. 1927 aged 67. The latter attended a Wheatley wedding, 11 July 1916, of Dora Busby to Charles Heath. One Joshua Busby, carrier, born Headington in 1895, was living at Marsh Baldon with Alfred and Louisa Stone in 1911.

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