Royal Air Force Regiment
Died 7 July 1944
Corporal George Warburton's squadron became part of 2nd. Tactical Air Force in April 1944. It landed in Normandy on 17 June 1944 and became responsible for the defence, with 40mm Bofors guns, of the forward air bases then established. George lost his life during a German attack on his base.
George was the son of George Victor and Elizabeth Warburton. He was 23. He had a brother, Cecil, and a sister, Flora. On leaving Haslingden Grammar School, he entered the family business of cotton spinners and manufacturers at Flash Mill, Grane Road. He attended St.Stephens' Church, Grane. On 7 January 1942, as a member of the R.A.F.V.R., he joined the R.A.F. He later transferred to the R.A.F. Regiment as an Armourer/Instructor in 2734 Squadron, a Light Anti-Aircraft unit.