BURTON, Kenneth Harwood
Royal Armoured Corps
Saturday, March 2, 1912
Monday, June 9, 1941
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Kenneth Burton died during operations at Litani River.
Kenneth Burton, born in Rhondda, Wales, was a butcher's assistant when he enlisted at Pontypridd aged 18 on the 23rd June 1930 and was posted to the 1st King's Dragoon Guards on 26th June 1930. On the 4th March1932 he was posted to the Royal Dragoons, aka The 1st Royal Dragoons in India, before moving on to Egypt on the 20th November 1935. He returned to the UK on 13th May 1936, and a few months later on the 29th September 1936 was discharged to the Army Reserve.
He was mobilised in Edinburgh on the 2nd September 1939 at the outbreak of war, and posted to the 3rd Cavalary Training Regiment. He joined No 11 Commando on the 12th October 1940.
Army documents via CVA Forum Message (see notes).
The CWGC show his middle name as HARWOOD. There was discussion on the Forum with documents provided that show it might actually be HORWWOD [Go to Forum message....].
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