BUTLER, Brian Dear

Rank: 
Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
East Surrey Regt
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
85295
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Sunday, June 11, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Major Brian Butler MC died [1] at Chateau d'Amfreville during severe mortaring of their HQ. Five others also died. Lt T.N. Skelly and three others were wounded [2]. He had previously been awarded the Military Cross [3] whilst a Troop Captain for gallant and distinguished services on the 4th October 1943 at Termoli, Italy [4].
 
Sources:
[1] CWGC
[2] No 3 Commando War Diary dated 11th June 1944.
[3] London Gazettes publication date 25th January 1944; Supplement 36349; Page 518.
[4] National Archives file WO 373/4/252.
 
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