Private George Butterfield
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Date of Birth
Date of Death
27 Sep 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
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Soldier or Civilian
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.