1876 Oct 15. Born Camden. London
1881 census at 9 Willow Bridge Rd, Camden
1891 census not at his parents. The 4 daughters are there, but the 2 sons are missing
1896 Oct 30 Gains 2nd Mates Cert
1908 Marries Kathleen May, I cannot find the marriage in UK or Ireland
1911 census at 12 the Drive, A traveller in Motor & Cycle Tyres
1915 Jun 26. Landed in France
1916 Aug 18. The undermentioned to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.) for duty with Inland Water Transport:— Philip James Buchanan.
1918 Aug 9. RNVR, and his naval record read "Later 2nd Lieutenant Royal Engineers - Discharged Invalided 9/8/18." Temp. Lt. P. J. Buchanan relinquishes his commn. on account of ill-health contracted on active service, and retains the rank of Lt.
1920 Nov 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 995. Wife at 2 Kensington Gdns Sq, London (same address on MIC). Posted to I Coy
1921 Jan 3. Permitted to resign
1939 Register at 61 Station Road , Southend-on-Sea . Traveller Motor Trade Incapacitated (Previously Of Mercantile Officer). Living with wife Kathleen M.
1941 Oct/Dec Died Southend on Sea, Essex aged 64