Soldier – Butcher R. – Military Medal for Conspicuous Bravery – Killed in Action (picture)

April 1917

Rifleman R. Butcher (K.R.R.)


of 59, Balby Street, Denaby Main, is to receive the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery displayed on March 10 while engaged in bombing the enemy.

He is aged 22, married, and enlisted in February 1950.

He was originally one of three brother soldiers, but one of them was killed in action in December 1915.


Rifleman R Butcher (K.R.R.)

59 Balby Street Denaby main, who won the military medal on March 10 for conspicuous bravery in action was killed on May 3.

He was aged 22 and married.He enlisted in February 1913.

He was one of three soldier brothers, two of whom are now being killed.

From C.W.G.C.:

Rank: Rifleman
Service No: R/11210
Date of Death: 06/05/1917
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps 1st Bn.
Awards: M M

Grave Reference: I. C. 22.
Additional Information:
Son of George and Mary Anne Butcher, of Denaby Main, Rotherham; husband of Charlotte Coope (formerly Butcher), of 59, Thompson’s Avenue, New Edlington, Doncaster.