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Harold Winstone Butterworth

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  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Lieutenant/Military AWMM
    Royal Flying Corps, 18 Squadron AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
"In Loving Memory" card, including photograph (125 x 85 mm), concerning the death of Lieutenant Harold Winstone Butterworth, RFC, killed while night flying on 15-16 July 1916, aged 21 years. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. MS-996. Folder 2: Item 2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

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    Harold Winstone AWMM
  • Surname
    Butterworth AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    12 July 1895 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.A. Butterworth, Victoria Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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    Air Force AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    21 Jun 1915 Joined Brooklands military school AWMM
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Embarkations

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    WW1 Second Lieutenant AWMM

Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Lieutenant/Military AWMM
    Royal Flying Corps, 18 Squadron AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Benjamin Milliman and Eliza Anne [sic] Butterworth (later King, of 313 Mount Eden Road, Auckland) (Source: CWGC). Mother's name should be Eliza Ann Butterworth (she was also known as Annie).

      Former pupil of Seddon Memorial Technical College.

      Harold worked his own passage to England, leaving New Zealand on the 28 March 1915 working as a pantryman aboard the Shaw Savill Line Steamship Karamea (Public Source, 25 July 2016). AWMM
    • Mother was Eliza Ann Winstone, daughter of William and Ellen Winstone, of Winstones Ltd, well know Auckland Company. Public - Priscilla Anne - Other relative - 18 March 2017 - family oral history
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Death

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    16 July 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Somme, Northern France, France AWMM
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery name
    Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    XV.J.25. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Mount Albert War Memorial Hall, 773 New North Road, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Flight Sub-Lieut. H. W. Butterworth, Royal Flying Corps, who was previously reported missing, has now been reported by the War Office to have been killed. The War Office states that information has been received from a reliable source that the aeroplane was shot down by infantry in the night 15th/16th July, and he was buried at Garvin [sic] on July 17th. Lieut. Butterworth was a splendid officer, and everyone who knew him admired him for his many sterling qualities. His people live at Mt. Albert, Auckland. (Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 29 September 1916, p. 57) AWMM

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  • A time of great sadness, not only for the men fighting for freedom, but the loss of them and the grief felt by family at home. My grandmother, Emma Butterworth/Goodwill, always wore black and seemed sad. Harold was her nephew.
    Public - Priscilla Anne - Other relative - 18 March 2017

Sources

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    • Jubilee of the Seddon Memorial Technical College 1903-1953,(1953) [Pamphlet Collection],Auckland, New Zealand. Seddon Memorial Technical College. LG 745 .A8 AWMM
      [College war effort page] AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
      Obituary: 29 September 1916, p. 57. AWMM
    • Butterworth, Harold Winstone (ca. 1915) Royal Flying Corps album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-552. AWMM
    • Butterworth, Harold Winstone. Papers relating to service in Royal Flying Corps, 1915 - 1916. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-996. AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
18 March 2017Priscilla AnneAuckland Other relative
18 August 2016PeterAuckland, New ZealandOther relative
21 July 2016PeterNew ZealandOther relative
28 August 2015Peter AllanAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative