Private Jordan Butterworth
24272 11th East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action 27th March 1918, aged 25
Lived at 145 Briercliffe Road
Born Bacup & enlisted Burnley
Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France
St.Andrews Memorial, Burnley
Burnley Express 7th December 1918

Son of Sarah Agnes Butterworth and the late Lord Butterworth of 57 Ebor Street, Burnley.

On the 23rd to the 27th March 1918 the 11th East Lancashire Regiment were engaged against the German offensive at Croisilles and Monchy-au-Bois, south of Arras (France). The full story of these five days may never be told. Much is enshrouded in the fog of war, and many of those best qualified to speak were alas, not spared to tell of their experiences. The casualties in the Battalion on these 5 days were 11 Officers Killed or wounded and 339 other ranks Killed, wounded and missing (Prisoners of War).




 

 

 

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