GALLERY: Final goodbye for March Second World War hero
14:42 07 February 2014
Family, friends and former soldiers turned out to pay their respects to a World War Two hero today.
Eric Deuters, of Elm Road, March, served in the Queen’s Own Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) whose heroic resistance enabled the bulk of the British and some French forces to be evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940.
The Buffs fought until, due to a lack of ammunition, they were forced to surrender and Deuters became a Prisoner of War.
Deuters attended Royal Naval Association meetings and was a member of The Royal British Legion Club.
Both groups attended Deuters’ funeral at March Crematorium and paraded their colours.
He died aged 95 in Peterborough City Hospital on January 8.