207642 Sir Norton Cecil Michael KNATCHBULL, 6th Baron BRABOURNE, 6 Grenadier Guards: 15/09/1943

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    Personal Number: 207642
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Name: Norton Cecil Michael KNATCHBULL, 6th Baron BRABOURNE
    Unit: Grenadier Guards


    London Gazette : 10 October 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35303/supplement/5850/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS.
    The undermentioned Cadets to be 2nd Lts. 27th Sept. 1941:—
    Gren. G'ds.
    Norton Cecil Michael LORD BRABOURNE (207642).
     
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    Casualty Details | CWGC
    LIEUTENANT Sir NORTON CECIL MICHAEL KNATCHBULL
    Service Number: 207642
    Regiment & Unit/Ship: Grenadier Guards, 6th Bn.
    Date of Death: Died 15 September 1943
    Age 21 years old
    Buried or commemorated at PADUA WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: I. A. 1.
    Location: Italy
    Additional Info: 6th Baron Brabourne of Brabourne. Son of Michael Herbert Rudolph Knatchbull, 5th Baron Brabourne, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., M.C., and of Lady Brabourne (nee Browne), Imperial Order of the Crown of India (C.I.), Dame of Grace, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, of Westminster, London.
    Personal Inscription: IN CRUCIFIXA GLORIA MEA
     
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    From The Times, Jun 08, 1945:

    Lieut. Lord Brabourne, Grenadier Guards, who was reported missing in March, 1943, is now known to have been shot by the Germans.

    On September 15, 1943, he was in north Italy in a prison train from which he made his escape. Shortly after getting away he was recaptured and the Germans shot him the same day. The Right Hon. Sir Norton Cecil Michael Knatchbull, Bt., sixth Baron Brabourne, Kent, in the peerage of the United Kingdom and fifteenth baronet (England) of Mersham Hatch, was born on February 11 1933, and was educated at Eton. He was the elder son of the fifth Lord Brabourne, Governor first of Bombay and then of Bengal, whose career was cut short by his death at Government House, Calcutta, in February, 1939, at the age of 43. Lieutenant Lord Brabourne's younger brother, Lieutenant the Hon. John Ulick Knatchbull, Coldstream Guards, was born on November 9, 1934.
     
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