BURTON, Kenneth Harwood

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
404001
Born: 
Saturday, March 2, 1912
Died : 
Monday, June 9, 1941
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
29
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 

Sgt. Burton was killed 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.
(Source: Army Service Record via CVA Forum Message.)
 

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