Graham Harry Buckridge (OK 1939) died May 5, 2015
Buckridge died on 5 May 2015, aged 93.
On leaving King’s, Graham like many of his compatriots, entered into war service, in Graham’s case the Royal Navy. He saw service in the North Atlantic including the North African landings and the Far East.
After the war, Graham joined a commercial shipping company, the Pacific Steam Navigation Company, which traded with the west coast of South America. Graham was first stationed in Panama, then Chile, where he was joined by his fiancée June, who came out from England and they were married in Valparaiso, Chile in 1954. Shortly after they were married, P.S.N.C. stationed Graham & June in Lima, Peru. It was here three of their four sons were born. Graham and his family returned to England in 1960. They settled in the seaside town of West Kirby on the Wirral, near Liverpool where P.S.N.C. Head Office was located. In 1974, Graham left PSNC and then worked for a couple of different trading companies, which involved extensive overseas travel.
When he retired Graham did much social work for his local church and community.