Norton Knatchbull, 6th Baron Brabourne

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Norton Cecil Michael Knatchbull, 6th Baron Brabourne (11 February 1922 – 15 September 1943) was a British peer and soldier, the son of Michael Knatchbull, 5th Baron Brabourne.

Knatchbull was educated at Eton College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War. He was wounded and captured by the Germans in Italy in 1943. On his way to captivity in Germany he tried to escape from the prison train at Bronzolo, a village in South Tyrol, together with Arnold Guy Vivian, a fellow officer in the 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Both were recaptured and executed by the SS in Bronzolo on 15 September 1943.[1]

Brabourne died unmarried, and his titles passed to his younger brother, John Knatchbull.

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  1. ^ "Storia diplomatica della questione dell'Alto Adige", pp 236-237, by Mario Toscano, published by Laterza, Bari, 1967.

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Brabourne
Baron Brabourne
1939–1943
Succeeded by
John Knatchbull