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VC853   William Boynton Butler

Name   William Boynton Butler   No.   17/1280   

VC Issue No.   853   Awards   VC   

Regiment   West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wale's Own), 17th Battalion attached to the 106th Stokes Mortar Battery

Later   Prince of Wales Regiment

Now   1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   St James's Hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Hunslett Cemetery, Middleton Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   29 March 1972

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Consecrated Section 3, Grave 48

Gazetted   17 October 1917

VC Presented   5 December 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Hunslett Cemetery, Middleton Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, outside Leeds City Art Gallery, Cetenary Square, Leeds, North Yorkshire

By The Way…

A headstone was erected in 1996 after being donated by Newton's Monumental Masons

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 852 VC 854
VC 852
VC 854

The First World War

BORN   20 November 1894

DIED   25 March 1972   AGE   77

VC Won   6 August 1917   AGE   22

Place VC Won   East of Lempire, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917