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24 September 2014
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Uncle Albert

Uncle Albert
DOB: 19.11.1920
Place: Wapping

Buster Merryfield

Uncle Albert joined the Royal Navy at 17 and then spent the rest of his life recounting tales from the war. He won seven medals - although this was largely due to the fact that he had an extraordinarily unfortunate time serving on seven ships that were sunk over a period of 4 years.

After the war Albert joined the Merchant Navy and then took up the hobby of falling down pub cellars throughout the South East.


Before they were famous
Uncle Albert was famous for his unprompted wartime reminicenses and Buster did actually serve in the Second World War - signing up at the age of 18. After the war Buster took a sensible job in a bank while only dabbling in amateur dramatics. However at the grand old age of 57 he decided to take his love of acting seriously and made a concerted effort to turn professional.

Famous quote
During the war...
You alright son?
No, I'm the only one in our family who ever went to sea. I tell a lie. My Grandmother's brother was safety officer on the Titanic.
More quotes » »

Where are they now?
Buster sadly died of a brain tumour in 1999. He enjoyed the renown brought to him by Fools and often made guest appearences in on The National Lottery, Big Break and Noel's House Party.


Del Boy   Del Boy
Rodney   Rodney
Uncle Albert   Uncle Albert
Grandad   Grandad
Raquel   Raquel
Damien   Damien
Cassandra   Cassandra
Trigger   Trigger
Boycie   Boycie
Marlene   Marlene
Denzil   Denzil
Mike   Mike
Mickey   Mickey
Sid   Sid
Slater   Slater
Alan Parry   Alan Parry

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