Pte
Alfred Spencer Butterworth

Informatie over geboorte

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Drukker

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
26496
Dienstneming plaats:
Saddleworth, Diggle, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1/5th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
20/11/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
De Knoet Farm, Zonnebeke, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
19

Begraafplaats

Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
Plot: V
Rij: J
Graf: 4

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Points of interest 3

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats
#3 'Sterfteplaats'

Mijn verhaal

Alfred Spencer Butterworth, a former printer, was born in 1898 in Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. He was the son of John and Mary Spencer Butterworth. He enlisted in Saddleworth. He served in the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), 1/5th Battalion, part of the 147th (2nd West Riding) Brigade of the 49th (West Riding) Division.

On November 19, 1917, the battalion relieved the 1/5th West Yorkshire as battalion in support to left front line battalion on the divisional front on the Broodseinde Ridge just north of Beselare. A company was established at Tokio Ridge, B and C company were on the Westhoek Ridge and D company was on Anzac Ridge. On November 20, A Coy’s position on Tokio Ridge was heavily shelled most of the day. The other Coy’s were intermittently shelled during the day.

Albert Spencer, aged 19, was killed in action on November 20, 1917. Private Butterworth was initially buried where he fell, near De Knoet Farm (28.D.28.b.20.30). After the war, his remains were exhumed and reinterred in the Perth China Wall Cemetery, Plot V, Row J, Grave 4.

Bronnen 3

1/5th West Riding Regiment (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2800/4).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Gebruikte bronnen
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Gebruikte bronnen
War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 363).
https://www.ancestry.com/
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