He was born on July 15, 1918. His father was Leland William Wilberforce Buxton and his mother, Ada Mary Oakes. He was educated at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge. He served in the Royal Artillery in the Second World War and was decorated with the Military Cross in 1943.
In 1961 he was one of the co-founders of the World Wildlife Fund. As well as the WWF, he was involved with the Natural History Museum, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the London Zoological Society.
He was married twice: firstly to Pamela Mary Birkin, daughter of Sir Henry Birkin, 3rd Baronet, on 14 November 1946; and secondly (having been widowed in 1983) to Kathleen Peterson on 16 July 1988. His first marriage produced six children, one of whom, Cindy Buxton, is a noted filmmaker.
He died on 1 September 2009, aged 91, from undisclosed causes.
- The Birds of Arakan (1946)
- The King in his Country (1955)
- The London Scene (1961)
- TV series
- "The Peerage website". http://www.thepeerage.com/p5051.htm#i50504. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
- Aubrey Buxton's IMDb bio
A. J. V. Arthur
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