BUCKMASTER, Eric Henry

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Service Corps
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
T/264339
Born: 
Sunday, June 26, 1921
Died : 
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Age: 
98
Eric Buckmaster
Eric Buckmaster served in No 2 Commando 5 troop from mid 1942 until the Commando was disbanded soon after the war ended. Eric was wounded on 9 September 1943 during operations at  Salerno, Italy, and sent for medical treatment to North Africa. He returned to the unit in November 1943. Read some of his memories from that period below.
 
His older brother Stanley Buckmaster [more....] also served in 5 troop, joining them when the Commando was reinforced after Salerno. 
 
Eric was elected Vice Chairman of the General Committee of the original Commando Association in 2001 and remained as such until its stand down in 2005. He was also the chairman of their London Branch.
 
Sources
Eric Buckmaster.
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/68.
Commando Association newsletters.
 

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