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FALFIELD - Pale brown or fallow open land'. Old English fecal + field.
Taken from A Dictionary of Place-Names Oxford University Press, © A.D. Mills 1998.

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Name:


Date Born:

Believed to be around April 1915

Birth Place:

Shropshire

Date of Death:

8th September 1944

Fate:

Still to be established

Rank

Lance Corporal

Regiment:

Corp of Military Police

Service No:

7691862

Duty Location:

Western Europe

Buried:

Florence War Cemetery, Florence. Plot VIII. J. 4.



Medals:


1939 - 1945 Star.  The Italy Star. War Medal 1939 - 1945







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.

The Italy Star -  Awarded for entry into Italy, Sicily, Pantelleria and for specified operations in Austria, Sardinia, Greece, Corsica, Elba, Yugoslavia, the Aegean and Dodecanese from 11 Jun 1943 to 8 May 1945. Air crew had to be based in the Mediterranean area to qualify.


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.

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

Parents:

Unknown

Military Information:

Currently there is no detailed information available

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: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Ancestry website, forces-war-records.co.uk, If anyone believes that any of the information above is incorrect or has information to add to Grenville Kitchener Butcher then please email webmaster@falfield.org.uk

GRENVILLE KITCHENER BUTCHER Florence War Cemetery The 1939-45 War Medal The headstone of Lance Corporal Grenville Kitchener Butcher

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