Lieutenant Harold Butterworth.

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Anti Aircraft Battery, RFA.

Awarded the M.C. in the London Gazette of 26 July 1918.

Butterworth was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The citation published in the London Gazette reads: - "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during several days of active operations when he handled his section with marked ability, keeping such close touch with the field batteries that, at much danger to himself and his section, he prevented low flying aeroplanes machine gunning our batteries. His personal courage and resource offered a splendid example to his men."

Butterworth was killed in action on the 20 September 1918. He is buried in the Brie British Cemetery, France. The Cemetery Register records that he was the son of Thomas and Edith Butterworth, of Lakeside, Fairhaven, Lytham, Lancashire. He was formerly of Lawrence House School, St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire and The Schools, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He was aged 21 at the time of his death.