Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Private Henry BUTCHER.
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Private Henry BUTCHER.18439.
1st/4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly 19758 Yorkshire Regiment. Son of George and Jane Butcher, of Low St., Hoxne, Diss. Killed 20 October 1918. Aged 20.
Born Hoxne (Suffolk), Enlisted Scarborough, Resided Hoxne.
Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY.
The photo of Henry Butcher has been provided by his great-nephew Stephen Govier (<firstname.lastname@example.org>), who has also provided a photo of Henry's parents, - George and Jane Butcher.
(Private Butcher's Service Record exists, from which it is seen that he enlisted in the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment in January 1915. He was transferred to the 4th Battalion the East Yorkshire Regiment, and was wounded at the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. He returned to active service in October 1917, before being captured in May 1918.
He died of influenza and pneumonia in Langensalza hospital, Saxony.)
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