GALLERY: Final goodbye for March Second World War hero

14:42 07 February 2014

Funeral of WW2 veteran  Eric Deuters.

Funeral of WW2 veteran Eric Deuters.

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Family, friends and former soldiers turned out to pay their respects to a World War Two hero today.

Funeral of WW2 veteran  Eric Deuters.Funeral of WW2 veteran Eric Deuters.

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.

Funeral of WW2 veteran  Eric Deuters.Funeral of WW2 veteran Eric Deuters.

He died aged 95 in Peterborough City Hospital on January 8.

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