BUTLER, Howard Herbert Cosens

Rank: 
Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
South Lancashire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
2927900
P.O.W. number: 
260797
Honours & Awards: 
Corporal Howard Butler, 'M' Section of the  Special Boat Section, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field. He had previously served in No.9 and No.11 Commando. The award covered his participation in Operation Whynot, a raid in Sicily commencing on 11 August 1942 to disrupt a German bomber base in range of a relief convoy for the beseiged island of Malta. They landed by canoes launched from HM Submarine Una and were captured after the raid as they tried to make good their escape.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37536, page 1950.
Casualty List 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/50.
POW Lists / National Archives files WO392/21 and WO392/1.
SBS in World War Two, author G.B. Courtney.
Love and War in the Apennines, author Eric Newby.
 

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