Private William Henry Edward Butterworth

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Army Number: 19033

Battalion: 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 15 Star, British War and Victory Medal

He was born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Son of Harry and Mary Elizabeth Butterworth; Husband of Elizabeth Butterworth, of 8, Bishops Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. He was a miner at B.Winning Colliery (Hilcote). He enlisted at Mansfield, went to France on 23rd September 1915 and was killed in action, on 1st July 1916, during the attack on the German positions near Ovillers, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Buried: Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, France. Plot V. Row G. Grave 5.

Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, France.

Private Butterworth is also commemorated on the following local memorials:–
Sutton War Memorial (St. Michael and All Angels Cross), Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
Sutton-in-Ashfield Cemetery War Memorial, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.