Andrew Butterworth

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Personal Details

Born: In 1879 in Oldham, Lancashire.

Family: He was the second of three children born to Edwin Butterworth, a carter, and his wife Louisa Jane (nee Purcell). Andrew married Annie Elizabeth Gill on 17 December 1899 in Nantwich, Cheshire and together they had three children – Annie, Harry and Alice M.

Residence: In 1881 he was living with his family at 3 Carlon Street, Royton, Oldham; by 1891 his mother (now a widow) and sisters were living at Bark Hill Yard, Bark Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire whilst Andrew lived with his paternal grandfather in Oatwood Road, Stockport Etchells, Stockport, Cheshire. In 1901 his mother was living with her new husband and Andrew’s sisters at 13 Bark Hill, Whitchurch whilst Andrew, now married, was living with his wife and daughter at 16 Woodland Terrace, Monks Coppenhall, Crewe, Cheshire. The 1911 Census shows Andrew and his wife visiting 3 Pepper Street, Whitchurch. His military records show the 13 Bark Hill, Whitchurch address.

Employment: In 1901 he was a shunter in a railway works; in 1911 he was a domestic groom. His military records show him as a groom.

Died: In 1927 in Whitchurch, aged 48, and was buried on 13 August the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Army Veterinary Corps  

Rank: Private

Service Number: 31550

Date of Enlistment: 17 September 1917

Date of Discharge: 2 May 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards

None awarded as did not serve overseas


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