BUTLER, Brian Dear

Rank: 
Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
East Surrey Regt
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
85295
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Monday, June 11, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
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Roll of Honour: 
Major Butler MC was killed at Chateau d'Amfreville during severe mortaring of their HQ. He and five others were killed. Lt T.N. Skelly and three others wounded. He had previously been awarded the Military Cross whilst a T/Captain for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy".
 
Sources: No 3 Commando War Diary dated 11th June 1944.
London Gazettes publication date 25th January 1944; Supplement 36349; Page 518.
 
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