Norton Cecil Michael Knatchbull, 6th Baron Brabourne of Brabourne
|Death:||Died in Branzoll, Bozen, Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol, Italy|
|Cause of death:||Murdered while PoW, after he had escaped from a prison train and had been recaptured|
|Place of Burial:||Plot: I. A. 1. Padua War Cemetery, Padua, Provincia di Padova, Veneto, Italy|
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Captured by Germans in North Africa 16/17 Mar 1943. http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/31692-war-diary-6th-motor-battalion-grenadier-guards-jan-dec-1943/?p=383217
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.