Frederick Hilton Buckett

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Sergeant Frederick Hilton "Fred" Buckett
Life dates
28 Dec 1909 - 1986
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Biography

The son of Mark and Mary Buckett he married Hilda Warren in 1934.

Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Arreton Patrol Patrol Leader 01 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
National ID
EQBF 281/1
Occupation

Excavator driver

Address
(1939) Oban, Alverstone Road, Newchurch. Later Holmbush, Alowind, Arreton. Later (1944) Downend, Arreton, Isle of Wight
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Fred had the reputation of being a local poacher. Before he was an excavator driver he was a gamekeeper.

Stan Williams described him as being well-versed in country ways and able to snare rabbits as they were out on exercises. He thought Fred would have been invaluable to supply fresh food in the event of an invasion.

He wife knew what was going on and what his role would have been. After exercises she would often let the Patrol stay over.

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Home Guard Certificate (from the Bucket family)
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Stand down letter (from the Buckett family)
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Stand Down (from the Buckett family)
References

Buckett papers,
TNA ref WO199/3391,
1939 Register,
Hancock data held at B.R.A
Tony Blishen and Alan Buckett