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Tom Butterfield West Yorks.
« on: Monday 13 November 17 21:21 GMT (UK) »
MaxD
re your post about 'records being a mess'

My Great Grandad served in 3 regiments , we have loads of photos of him in uniform (the family was photo bonkers) , even a tiny photo taken of him and his platoon in France/Flanders with a message written on the back to his wife back home. In the photos he has two different cap badges. One is the West Yorks reg and another we think is Yorks and Lancs reg?. The other regiment we don't know . Relatives saw his medals and we have his WW1 brass chocolate box and a brass ciggy/matches box. We have a crumpled photo he carried with him all the time. We know he was at Ypres and at Passchendaele too.
But...there is no surviving official record of him at all. We have a photo of him with his whole company, taken at a guess about 1915? (I posted it on here some time ago)  and I do wonder sometimes how many men in that same (West Yorks) company also have no surviving records.
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Re: Tom Butterfield West Yorks.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 November 17 21:42 GMT (UK) »
Let us have another look for Great Grandad - his name and other detaiis?

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Re: Tom Butterfield West Yorks.
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 November 17 21:49 GMT (UK) »
Let us have another look for Great Grandad - his name and other detaiis?

MaxD

Hope I'm not straying too much from jan21 's topic but thank you Max for offering to look
His name is
Tom Butterfield (not Thomas, he was always known as Tom)
Born 1891 Bradford (lived central Bradford)
Wife Ruthannie
West Yorkshire reg and York Lancs? and possibly another reg too.
 
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Tustin,Belcher,Brewerton,Deakin,Lawton,Grouts,Newey,Ingleson,Metcalf,Barton,Woods,Jenkinson,Hardisty,Betts,Benson,Jolly,Courtner
Wales
Smith,Edwards
Afro-Caribbean
Gardner

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Re: Tom Butterfield West Yorks.
« Reply #3 on: Monday 13 November 17 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Was he a sergeant??

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Re: Tom Butterfield West Yorks.
« Reply #4 on: Monday 13 November 17 22:31 GMT (UK) »
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bradfordww1/9340064121/in/album-72157634776696882/

Two Tom Butterfields on Bradford Roll of Honour.
Be better to start new thread though

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Re: Tom Butterfield West Yorks.
« Reply #5 on: Monday 13 November 17 22:54 GMT (UK) »
Thanks max and mmm45
Have started a new topic here
Topics split and merged.

Not sure if he was a sergeant but could have been
Just looking at roll of honour link now.
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Tustin,Belcher,Brewerton,Deakin,Lawton,Grouts,Newey,Ingleson,Metcalf,Barton,Woods,Jenkinson,Hardisty,Betts,Benson,Jolly,Courtner
Wales
Smith,Edwards
Afro-Caribbean
Gardner

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Re: Butterfield- West Yorks
« Reply #6 on: Monday 13 November 17 23:10 GMT (UK) »
...some more info

Just realised this
Tom was from Bradford but he lived for a while in Mirfield, he got a job in a mill there, then moved back to Bradford after a while.
His sons birth was registered while they were living in Mirfield
Registered - Jan 1914 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire West Riding. So maybe should be looking in the Mirfield/Dewsbury area as well?
England
Tustin,Belcher,Brewerton,Deakin,Lawton,Grouts,Newey,Ingleson,Metcalf,Barton,Woods,Jenkinson,Hardisty,Betts,Benson,Jolly,Courtner
Wales
Smith,Edwards
Afro-Caribbean
Gardner

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Re: Butterfield- West Yorks
« Reply #7 on: Monday 13 November 17 23:15 GMT (UK) »
His marriage

Marriages December qtr 1911     
Butterfield    Tom        Bradford    9b   340    
Inglesias    Ruth A        Bradford    9b   340
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Re: Butterfield- West Yorks
« Reply #8 on: Monday 13 November 17 23:18 GMT (UK) »
The Medal Roll Index has 5 entries for a Tom Butterfield but none show the regiments you mention

Royal Garrison Artillery
King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
The Royal Welsh (Welch) Fusiliers
Army Service Corps, Labour Corps
Army Ordnance Corps
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