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Buchanan, Edmund Pullar

Edmund Pullar Buchanan, O.B.E., M.C., D.L. ........ his life of service

Compiled from images in the public domain, and from notes by Peter T. Paterson in his book, "A Cambusbarron Tapestry" published in Stirling in 2011. ....
by John Henderson B.A. Hons., DPE, resident in Cambusbarron, Stirling 1949-1956.

Buchanan of Touch

Edmund was born in 10 Bute Mansions, Hillhead, Glasgow, Scotland on July 18, 1893 to Charles Alexander Buchanan, born Ireland c. 1863, and Mary Catherine Kay, born Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland on 19 March, 1861.

Charles and Mary married in Ayr on June 4, 1891.

Birth Edmund Pullar Buchanan

1901 Census Buchanan

Edmund enlisted to fight in World War 1 and became a distinguished leader of men, as a Lieutenant/ Captain/ Major, winning, among other medals, the Military Cross for vital patrol work that brought important strategic information to his Commanding Officer. Thereafter, although he suffered severe chest wounds at the Battle of Loos, he was twice Mentioned In Dispatches. He then also served in Salonika.

1920 Edmund Pullar Buchanan WW1

In civilian life between WW1 and WW2 he married Doreen Marguerita Bury in 1926 in Wellington, Somerset, England and they had three sons ... Neil Anselan Buchanan in a British Consulate abroad in 1927; Patrick Bury Buchanan in Cambusbarron, Stirling, Scotland in 1929; and Nigel Walter Buchanan in Cambusbarron, Stirling, Scotland in 1933.

1926 Marriage Edmund P Buchanan Doreen M Bury

Edmund's father, Charles Alexander Buchanan, died in Stirling on the 18th of November, 1936, and his mother died in Surrey, England in December, 1943.

1936 Death Charles Alexander Buchanan

1937 Probate Charles Alexander Buchanan

1943 Death Mary Catherine Buchanan

In WW2, as CO of the 7th Argyll and Southern Highlanders, Edmund notably, as part of the BEE, helped to resist German advances for a while along the Somme.
However, he, and many of his men, were captured at St Valery in 1940, and spent five years as POWs in Offlag 7C at Mulhausen, until released by the Americans in April, 1945.

Capt. Neil Anselan Buchanan, 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, first son of Col. and Mrs E. P. Buchanan of Touch. was educated at Cargilfield School, St Andrews and Rugby. He was commissioned in 1947 and served in Palestine and Hong Kong. On 6 September 1950, while approaching a Korean village, his 14-man patrol came under heavy fire on three sides. Two men were killed and at least five wounded. Buchanan, hit in both legs, ordered the patrol to withdraw, leaving him behind as carrying him would make them too vulnerable. Armed with a Bren gun, he enabled his patrol to escape by fighting a single-handed rearguard action until overwhelmed. The ground was later regained, but no trace of him was found. He was posthumously awarded the American Silver Star. Aged 23.

Patrick Bury Buchanan, second son of Colonel Edmund Pullar Buchanan, married Margaret Winifred Clifton-Brown, daughter of Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Benedict Clifton-Brown and Robina Margaret Hill Sutton, on 8 October 1955. (Peerage)

Nigel Walter Buchanan, third son of Colonel Edmund Pullar Buchanan, married Caroline Grotrian/Stephen in 1988 in Stirling.

Death of Colonel Edmund Pullar Buchanan in 1962 ...

1962 Death Edmund P Buchanan

1962 Probate Edmund P Buchanan

The widow of Colonel Buchanan, Doreen Marguerita (Bury) Buchanan, died in Stirling, Scotland in 1986 aged 85 years.

Cambusbarron Head Teacher JNK Henderson 1950

Cambusbarron Players Drama Group 1951

Cambusbarron Flower Show Committee 1952

Cambusbarron Flower Show Committee 1953


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