Gunner Herbert Butterfield

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

1 Jan 1883

Date of Death

5 Jun 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat trade worker


Gilbert Brown & Co, Victoria Street, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

109 Cowper Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Mindel Trench British Cemetery
St Laurent-Blangy

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 28th June 1917
Gunner Herbert Butterfield

Gunner Herbert Butterfield, 101907, 217th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, was killed in action in France on June 5th, 1917. He was aged 34.

He had joined up in July 1916 and went to France the following January after nerly seven months of training. The last that his widow Rose Ellen, of 109 Cowper Street, Luton, had heard from him was in May 1917 while his battery was resting.

Born in Markyate on January 1st, 1883, Herbert Butterfield had begun his working life as a bricklayer, but before joining up was working for hat manufacturer Gilbert Brown & Co, of 28 Victoria Street, Luton.

Herbert Butterfield was the son of James and Jane Butterfield, of 51 Arthur Street, Luton. He had married Rose Ellen Puddephatt at St Paul's Church, Luton, on May 12th, 1913. They had no children.

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Gunner Herbert Butterfield

Author: Deejaya

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