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Samuel Butterworth was born in Millbrook, Cheshire in 1884. His father, also called Samuel was a cotton minder, his mother was called Mary. James had two older brothers, Harry (c.1878) and James (c.1882), and two younger sisters Ann (c.1886) and Sarah E.(c.1888).

In 1911, Samuel (27) and his wife Elizabeth (30) were living in Stalybridge. They had no children. At this time Samuel was working as a labourer, Elizabeth a weaver.

Samuel enlisted as a Private in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment at Hyde, Cheshire. He was posted into the 1st Battalion and disembarked in France with them on 12 August 1914.

Sometime before April 1915, Samuel had been returned to his home in Stalybridge. This could have been to recover from wounds, or for a furlough of leave; he returned to the front later. Whilst at home, he gave an interview to the local paper.

By May 1916 Samuel had been promoted to Acting Serjeant and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallant actions in battle.

Two months after being the gazetting of his DCM, Samuel died from wounds.

Rank: Serjeant

Service No: 7691

Date of Death: 03/07/1916

Age: 32

Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.

Awards: D C M

Cemetery: LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, V. C. 20 gravestone in France (photo)

Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Mary Butterworth; husband of Elizabeth Butterworth, of 59, Stocks Lane, Stalybridge. Born Millbrook, Stalybridge.

Samuels’ name also appears on the Stalybridge memorial.

Unfortunately no service records survived.

 

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  1. […] Samuel Butterworth, of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who was returned to his home at Staleybridge, in […]

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