H C Buller DSO

Herbert Cecil Buller was born in England in 1881, the son of an admiral. He joined the Rifle Brigade in 1900 and in this photo is wearing the RB uniform with the rank of captain, the rank he reached in 1910. He served on the staff of the Duke of Connaught when he was Governor General of Canada, and when the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry was raised he was appointed Adjutant. After Colonel Farquhar was killed at St Eloi he took over command, on 21 Mar 1915, but was wounded at the second battle of Ypres on 4 May 1915. The wound caused him to lose an eye but he returned to duty on 7 Dec 1915. He resumed command and led the regiment until he was killed in Sanctuary Wood at the battle of Mount Sorrel on 2 June 1916. He was buried at Voormezeele, Ypres.

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