Private William Butler VC - 17th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment


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IN THE COUNTY OF : YORKSHIRE - WEST

WEST YORKSHIRE

Name William Boynton,
BUTLER
Charles Harry,
COVERDALE
Harry,
DANIELS
Wilfred,
EDWARDS
Rank Private Second Lieutenant Lieutenant-Colonel Major
Force 17th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment
att'd 106th Trench Mortar Battery
11th Bn, Manchester Regiment The Rifle Brigade 7th Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
VC won Lempire, France,
6 August 1917
Poelcapelle, Belgium,
4 October 1917
Neuve Chapelle, France,
12 March 1915
Langemarck, Belgium,
16 August 1917
London Gaz 17 October 1917 18 December 1917 28 April 1915 14 September 1917
Born Hunslet, Leeds,
20 November 1894
Manchester,
21 April 1888
Wymondham, Norfolk,
13 December 1884
Norwich,
16 February 1894
Died 25 March 1972,
Leeds
20 November 1955,
Huddersfield
13 December 1953,
Leeds
2 January 1972,
Leeds
Grave Hunslet Cemetery, Leeds
( headstone erected 1994 )
Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds Upper & Lower Wortley Cemetery, Leeds
Location
of VC
Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Not publicly held Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester York Castle Museum, York
Remarks None MM MC None

WEST YORKSHIRE

Name Joel,
HOLMES
Matthew,
HUGHES
Charles,
HULL
James Joseph,
MAGENNIS
Rank Private Corporal Corporal Acting Leading Seaman
Force 84th Regiment
( York & Lancaster Regiment )
7th Regiment
( Royal Fusiliers )
21st Lancers
( Empress of India's )
Royal Navy *
VC won Char Bagh, Ludknow, Indian Mutiny,
25 September 1857
Sebastopol, Crimea,
7 June 1855
Hafiz Kor, NWF, India,
5 September 1915
Jahore Straights, Singapore,
31 July 1945
London Gaz 18 June 1858 24 February 1857 3 March 1916 13 November 1945
Born Halifax,
1821
Bradford,
1822
Harrogate,
24 July 1890
Belfast,
27 October 1919
Died 27 July 1872,
Halifax
9 January 1882,
Bradford
13 February 1953,
Leeds
11 February 1986,
Halifax
Grave All Souls' Cemetery, Halifax Undercliffe Cemetery, Bradford
( headstone erected 1997 )
Woodhouse Lane Cemetery, Leeds
( cemetery levelled & cleared )
Nab Wood Crematorium, Shipley
Location
of VC
York & Lancaster Regiment Museum, Rotherham Royal Fusiliers Museum, Tower of London Queen's Royal Lancers Museum, Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks None None None * HM Midget Submarine XE.3

WEST YORKSHIRE

Name Thomas Harold Broadbent,
MAUFE
Albert,
MOUNTAIN
John William,
ORMSBY
Arthur,
POULTER
Rank Captain Sergeant Sergeant Private
Force 124th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery 17th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 4th Bn, Duke of Wellington's
( West Riding ) Regiment
VC won Feuchy, France,
4 June 1917
Hamelincourt, France,
25 March 1918
Favet, France,
14 April 1917
Lys Erquinghem, France,
10 April 1918
London Gaz 2 August 1917 7 June 1918 8 June 1917 28 June 1918
Born Ilkley,
6 May 1898
Garforth, Leeds,
19 April 1895
Dewsbury,
11 January 1881
East Witton,
16 December 1893
Died 28 March 1942,
Ilkley
7 January 1967,
Leeds
20 July 1952,
Dewsbury
29 August 1956,
Leeds
Grave Ilkley Cemetery Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds Dewsbury Cemetery New Wortley Cemetery, Leeds
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Prince of Wales' Own Regiment of Yorkshire Museum, York King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum, Doncaster Duke of Wellington's Regiment Museum, Halifax
Remarks None None None None

WEST YORKSHIRE

Name John Crawshaw,
RAYNES
Richard Kirby,
RIDGEWAY
George,
SANDERS
Ernest,
SYKES
Rank Battery Sergeant-Major Colonel Captain Private
Force 'A' Bty Royal Field Artillery 44th Bengal Native ( Light ) Infantry 7th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment 27th Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers
VC won Fosse de Bethune, France,
11 October 1915
Konomo, Eastern Frontier, India,
22 November 1879
Thiepval, Somme, France,
1 July 1916
Arras, France,
19 April 1917
London Gaz 18 November 1915 11 May 1880 9 September 1916 8 June 1917
Born Sheffield,
28 April 1887
Oldcastle, Co Meath, Ireland,
18 August 1848
Wortley, Leeds,
8 July 1894
Mossley,
4 April 1885
Died 12 November 1929,
Leeds
11 October 1924,
Harrogate
4 April 1950,
Leeds
3 August 1949,
Lockwood
Grave Harehills Cemetery, Leeds Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds Cottingley Crematorium, Leeds Lockwood Cemetery, Meltham
Location
of VC
Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich Not publicly held Not publicly held Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Museum, Alnwick Castle
Remarks None CB MC None

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