WARBURTON, Kenneth

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
11 Commando
'Special Air Service'
Regiment/Corps: 
Seaforth Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2821591
Died : 
Thursday, October 16, 1941
Died on war service
Age: 
21
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Private Kenneth Warburton died in training as a result of parachute failure whilst attached to 'L' Detachment SAS. He had previously served in 11 Commando 6 troop.  Also killed was his friend and fellow Seaforth Highlander, Private Joseph Duffy. Location given as East side of the Great Bitter Lake. The pair became the Regiment's first casualties. ​ 
 

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/33.
The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941 - 47.  www.sas-lrdg-roh.com/index.html

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