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17713   Lieutenant Colonel Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/01/1902
Died: 27/10/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 41
Beauchamp Henry Butler was the youngest son of Charles and Ethel Butler. He was born on 7th January 1902 in County Carlow. His father was a Land Agent and Income Tax Collector, and later held the office of High Sheriff of County Carlow. Lt.-Col. Beauchamp Henry Butler fought in the WW2. By October 1943 he was with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 27th October 1943 at Sangro on the east coast of Italy, parallel to Rome.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Sangro River War Cemetery
  Sangro, Chieti
Grave Ref: Grave VIII-D-29
CWGC Casualty 2377465
The Sangro River War Cemetery lies in the Contrada Sentinelle in the Commune of Torino di Sangro, Province of Chieti. Take the autostrada A14 (the road that runs from Taranto in the south to Ancona in the north) and exit at Val di Sangro. After approximately 2.5 kilometres from the exit turn right onto the SS16, Pescara to Vasto road, for nearly 2 kilometres. There is then a sharp right turn up to cemetery. If you come from the station, take a taxi from Torino di Sangro station, otherwise follow the road signs to SS16 (see direction), turn right at the crossroad and continue following the signs. The station is about 7 kilometres from the cemetery. Cemetery address: Contrada Sentinelle s.n. - 66020 Torino di Sangro (CH) Abruzzo.
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1 1901 Census lists Butler family Lists family at house 6 in Rathvilly Village, Rathvilly, Carlow
2 1911 Census lists Butler family Lists Beauchamp as age 9 at house 1 in Raheenkyle, Rathanna, Carlow
3 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) Details of Lieut Col Butler
4 Irish Brigade - 1 RIrF Oct 1943 Details of death of Lieut Col Butler
5 Irish Brigade - October 1943 Details of attack in which Lieut Col Butler died
6 London Gazette - DSO 16/11/1943 - Announcement of DSO
7 National Archives UK Recommendation for Award (DSO) can be purchased here
8 The Peerage Details of Lieut Col Butler's family
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lieut Col Butler's gravestone can be purchased here
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