Stanley Butwright

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Informatie legerdienst

Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
British Expeditionary Force
Service nummer:
Dienstneming plaats:
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
 —  Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1/8th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
Plaats van overlijden:
Springfield - Winnipeg, België
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Paneel: 25

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille — 08/09/1920
Victory Medal
Medaille — 08/09/1920

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#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats
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Mijn verhaal

Stanley Butwright was born in 1898, in Guyhirne, Cambridgeshire. He was the youngest son of Elizabeth and John Richard Butwright. His parents grew fruit in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Stanley, barely eighteen years old, enlisted. By September 1917 he served as a Private with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1/8th Battalion, part of the 143rd (Warwickshire) Brigade of the 48th (South Midland) Division.

The Flanders Offensive opened on 31st of July 1917. Stanley’s Battalion, the 1/8th Royal Warwickshires came up from the Somme at the start of the offensive. From the mid of August onward the 1/8th participated in the fighting near St Juliaan. In the early hours of 27 September 1917 it advanced east of the ruined village of St Juliaan. The terrain over which the men had to advance was impassible on several locations. While struggling to cross the boggy plain, German machine-guns wreaked havoc on the Warwickshires. Although the Battalion was able to capture the pillbox at Springfield relentless machine-gun fire forced them to consolidate a line east of the Springfield-Winnipeg Road, short of their final objective. Many wounded kept lying in the field, as it was too dangerous to evacuate them. So when the 1/8th Battalion was relieved from their position under the cover of darkness they left many men behind.

Eighteen-year-old Stanley Butwright was one the 35 killed or 54 missing from the 1/8th Royal Warwickshires. Stanley has no known grave and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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