Thursday, September 03, 2009

Death at 91 of Lord Buxton of Alsa

The Baron Buxton of Alsa, KCVO, MC, DL died 1 September 2009, after a short illness. He was 91.
Life peer Aubrey Leland Oakes Buxton was b 15 Jul 918, scion of the Buxton Baronets, son of Leland William Wilberforce Buxton and Ada Mary Oakes, and was educated at Ampleforth College, Yorkshire and Trinity College, Cambridge. Buxton served in the Royal Artillery in the Second World War, having been decorated with the Military Cross in 1943.From 1958 to 1988, he was a Director of Anglia Television. In 1964, Buxton was Extra Equerry to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and in 1972 High Sheriff of Essex. He became Deputy Lieutenant of Essex in 1975 and held this office until 1985.On 11 May 1978, he was created a life peer as Baron Buxton of Alsa, of Stiffkey in the County of Norfolk. In 1996, Buxton, was invested as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. Lord Buxton of Alsa has been married twice; to Pamela Mary Birkin, daughter of Sir Henry Birkin, 3rd Baronet on 14 November 1946, and after her death in 1983, to Kathleen Peterson on 16 July 1988. He has six children by his first wife, four daughters and two sons.


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