Service Details
Name:
BURTON
Given Name:
WILLIAM WESTBROOKE
Initials:
W W
Service No:
61045
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
104 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1941-08-20
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Date of Birth:
1915-05-14
Age:
26
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, Wellington W5416, target Kiel, presumed lost over the North Sea on return leg
Additional
Information:
Son of the Rt. Hon. Henry Burton, P.C., K.C., LL.B., and Helen Marie Burton, of Retreat, Cape Province, South Africa. B.A. (Oxon.). Educated at Diocesan College, Rondebosch, Cape Town and matriculated in 1934. He read English and graduated with a 4th in 1938. He was named after a famous forbear who died in 1888. Born in Daventry, Northants in 1794, he served the British Empire in South Africa and Australia. He was gazetted Pilot Officer on January 19th 1941. A Wellington bomber pilot. His brother also died on service
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 29.

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