Buzzard Thomas Arthur Pte 4459349
Name Buzzard Thomas Arthur
Army number 4459349
Date of birth Research indicates 6/4/1918 in South Shields.
Age 67 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, 17 January 1940. Posted to the 11th Bn DLI. Served B.E,F. Evacuated via Dunkirk. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Transferred to the Dorsetshire Regiment 28/8/44 on the disbandment of 11th Battalion. Served with B.A.O.R. until 13/4/1946. Class Z Army Reserve 6/7/1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 17th February 1940.
Promotions Corporal. Sergeant - while with Dorsetshire Regiment - 19/3/1945.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 15 April 1985 aged 67.
Home address Son of John Thomas and Dora Elizabeth Buzzard (nee Cooper). Resident of South Shields in 1944. Married Jean Arkley in Q3 1953 in North East Durham. Lived in Durham from 1953 onwards. After demobilisation served as a Prison Officer until retiring in 1983. Member of Normandy Veterans' Association.
Source table 11DLI
Sincere thanks are due to the descendants of the Buzzard family, who maintain family trees on Ancestry.co.uk, for the use of the photograph on this page. Thanks are also due to Paul Errington for additional elements of service information and further photographs.
This additional image shows Sergeant Buzzard during his service with the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment.