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Arthur Drummond Borton
Birth: Jul. 1, 1883
Death: Jan. 5, 1933

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born at Cheveney, Kent, he was educated at Eton and The Royal Military College at Sandhurst. During World War I, he was serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 2/22 (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment, British Army when he performed the deeds for which he was awarded the VC. From his citation: For most conspicuous bravery and leadership. "Under most difficult circumstances in darkness and in unknown country, he deployed his battalion for attack and at dawn led his attacking companies against a strongly held position. When leading waves were checked by a withering machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Colonel Borton showed utter contempt for danger and moved freely up and down his lines under heavy fire. Reorganizing his command, he led his men forward and captured the position. At a later stage of the fight, he led a party of volunteers against a battery of field guns in action at point blank range, capturing the guns and the detachments. His fearless leadership was an inspiring example to the whole brigade." His Victoria Cross is on display in the Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Museum. (bio by: cookie) 
 
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  Lorna Borton (____ - 1953)*
 
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Burial:
St Mary Churchyard
Hunton
Maidstone Borough
Kent, England
 
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Record added: May 16, 2007
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