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Daniel Patrick WARBURTON

Private 307626 Daniel Patrick WARBURTON of 2nd Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Tank Corps), (Formerly 62371 Royal Flying Corps)

Killed in Action Saturday 28th September 1918, France , age 19

Home address:18 Alexander Street, Old Kent Road, Camberwell, London
Born:1899, Dublin, Ireland
Parents:Mary Warburton and Daniel Warburton of The General Post Office, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Cloth Room, Throstle Bank Mill
He enlisted in:Chester, Cheshire
Remembered:Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France,   VII. H. 6.
Link to Hyde:Parents lived in Hyde

A letter written by Driver J. Doig, a friend of the deceased:

It is with a broken heart that I write to tell you of Pat's death. We went through the tank course at Wareham together, and came out here, and have always been beside each other, and slept together all the time. We were the best of pals; in fact one could not do without the other. We shared everything we had, and always assisted each other in every detail. I was up in the stunt, but was recalled to join another section and go on a special stunt, and on my return learned with deep regret of Pat's death. It was during the night of the 27th September [a shell] hit the tank and poor pal, he had no [chance. He] suffered no pain and was killed right [out and it was] all over. He died a noble death. He died that we may live. He died for us as Christ died to save men. I know there is nothing I or anyone else can say will bind broken hearts. My sympathy is with you all.