Ernest Butterworth (c.1889-1915)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Ernest Butterworth

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BUTTERWORTH, ERNEST. Private. No 2165. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Alfred H and Alice A Butterworth, Park Ryding, Holmfirth. Attended Holmfirth Wesleyan Church and was an active member of the Holmfirth Liberal Club. Assisted his father in the business of Messrs H. and S. Butterworth, woollen manufacturers, Lower Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted with the local Territorial battalion at the outbreak of the war. Shot through the head and died instantenously, 12.7.1915, aged 26 years. Buried in COLNE VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 14.[1]
ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Upperthong War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Brother of 2nd Lieutenant NORMAN BUTTERWORTH, killed in action, 9.5.1917.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission



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