THOSE REMEMBERED ON THE FALFIELD WAR MEMORIAL WHO DIED DURING THE 1939-45 WAR

GRENVILLE KITCHENER BUTCHER

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Date Born

Believed to be around April 1915

Birth place:

Shropshire

Date of Death:

8th September 1944

Fate:

Still to be established

Duty Location:

Western Europe

Buried:

Florence War Cemetery

Florence War Cemetery
Plot VIII. J.4.

Regiment:

Crp of Military Police

Rank:

Lance Corporal

Service No:

7691862

Military Information:

Currently no detailed information available

Medals Awarded

1939/45 Star

The 1939–45 Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in the Second World War. The medal was awarded for operational service between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945. To qualify for this medal, members of the Royal Navy had to complete 6 months service in areas of active operations. For the Army, they had to have served 6 months in an operational command. If they were airborne troops, they could qualify by participating in an airborne operation, and had completed 2 months in a fully operational unit.

War Medal

The War Medal 1939–1945 was a British decoration awarded to those who had served in the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy full-time for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945

Italy Star

It is possible that he was also awarded the France & Germany Star

Parents:

Unknown

Other Information:

Index of Wills and Administrations record that Grenville’s home address was Whitfield Farm Cottages, Falfield, Gloucestershire.

Also remembered on the Cromhall Village War Memorial

Credits: St George’s Church Baptism and Burial Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Ancestry website, forces-war-records.co.uk , scribes-alcove

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