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Current record for: Richard Henry Butcher
Deceased Folder  Deceased Folder
Name Richard Henry Butcher
Born in Barnsley
Resident of Not Known
Died 23/04/1941
Age 22

Cause of Death Not Known

Cemetery or memorial ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece
Grave or panel reference Face 7.

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World War 2
Greece 1941

Relative(s)      Relative(s)
  • W Butcher, Father
Military Information Military Information

Rank Rifleman
Service Number 6846744
Unit 9th (1st Battalion The Rangers) Battalion
Regiment King's Royal Rifle Corps
Service Army
Enlisted in Not Known