These two photos and articles were given to us by her granddaughter : Roslyn, who came with her family, in July 2002, in our B&B. (to see our visitor's book)
The sympathy of the whole of the Canley Vale, St. John's Park, and other districts will go out to Mrs E. A. Buckland of St. John's Park, widow of Private Ernest A. Buckland, who was killed in action in France on what is stated to be his first day in the trenches. Private Buckland was an energetic man of 44 years, and he leaves a wife and three littles girls. He was prior to his departure for the front president of the St. John's Park Progress Association, president of the School of Arts, and a prominent member of the Poultry Breeders' Association, and one of the leading men of the district. He was a popular all-round favorite, and was farewelled by the local people and also at the Cabra-Vale Town Hall. His brother enlisted at Auburn shortly after Private Buckland left for the front. Mrs Buckland was engaged at St. John's Park Public School on the teaching staff.
OBITUARY : Mrs Elizabeth Ann Buckland :March 15 saw the passing of one of Cabramatta's oldest and most respected matrons in the person of Mrs. Elizabetrh Ann Buckland, who passed away at her residence, Laurel Street, Cabramatta, aged 84 years, after a long illness.A native of England, deceased was born in Devonshire in 1872, and in 1901 married Mr. Ernest Buckland before migrating to Australia in 1907. Mr Buckland was a well known identity amongst early Cabramatta settlers, and as an employee of the Metropolitan Water Board was responsible for the connection of water to many of the early homes in the district,before being killed while overseas with the 1st A.I.F. in 1916. On the death of her husband, Mrs. Buckland took up the teaching profession. After being at St. John's Park School for a couple of years. She was transferred to Cabramatta Public School, where she taught for some ten years before hill-health forced her to retire in May 1928. An ardent worker for her church, Mrs. Buckland was an active member of the soldiers' Memorial Church of England Women's Guild. She was also a member of Cabramatta C.W.A. branch, and an original member of War Widows' Guild. It was deceased's wish that her funeral be a quiet private one. Left to mourn her passing are daughters, Phyllis Dorothy Buckland, now a teacher at Cabramatta Infants school, Mrs E. (Mick) Kohler of Bulli, granddaughter Roslyn Horne, Mrs. J. Warner, and great-grandson Gregory Warner. Another daughter Mrs. D. Horne of Leadville, predeceased her in December 1944.