Private George Butterfield

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

27 Sep 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Iron moulder


Diamond Foundry, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

152 Park Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 2nd November 1918
Pte George Butterfield

Pte George Butterfield, 17000, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on September 27th, 1918. He was born in Luton and had been married for almost two years.

A chum wrote to widow May: “He was going back from the battalion to brigade headquarters after delivering a message and was hit by a machine gun bullet. His death must have been instantaneous.

“He was sent back behind the firing line and buried in a British cemetery in a little village.”

A son of Alfred and the late Emily Butterworth, he had married May Cumberland at St Paul's Church, Luton, on October 7th, 1916. He had worked at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road before joining up at the beginning of hostilities. He had been slightly wounded on three occasions.

At the time of George's death, May was living at her family home at 152 Park Street, Luton.

Individual Location

Pte George Butterfield

Author: Deejaya

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