17713 Beauchamp Henry BUTLER, DSO, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Attd 1 Royal Irish Fusiliers

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    Major (temporary Lieutenant-Colonel) Beauchamp Henry Butler was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
    Lieutenant-Colonel Butler’s task was to secure the right half of the river Simeto bridgehead, and much depended on this operation’s success.
    This officer led his battalion with great gallantry. Throughout a hard day’s fighting he was tireless in his efforts to ensure success, personally directing the fire of his anti-tank guns and mortars at centres of resistance; launching attacks and never giving a desperate and determined enemy any loophole. Lieutenant-Colonel Butler was under continuous and accurate short-range machine-gun and rifle fire and mortar fire for many hours, but his complete disregard of danger and his inspiring example to his battalion ensured the success of the operation.

    This officer has also rendered distinguished service in the attack on Centuripe and in the crossing of the River Salso.

    Lieutenant-Colonel Butler was born in Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.


    thePeerage.com - Person Page 19452
    Lt.-Col. Beauchamp Henry Butler was born on 7 January 1902. He was the son of Charles Richard Butler and Ethel Elizabeth Jane Newton. He married Vera May Stewart, daughter of Major William Stewart, on 8 June 1938. He died on 27 October 1943 at age 41, killed in action.

    Lt.-Col. Beauchamp Henry Butler fought in the Second World War. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was decorated with the award of Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.).


    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details
    Name Butler, Beauchamp Henry
    Rank: Major,Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
    Service No: P.17713
    Regiment: The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers attached 1 Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Sicily
    Award: Distinguished Service Order
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 18 November 1943
    Date 1943-1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/3
    16 November 1943


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    Lieutenant Colonel BEAUCHAMP HENRY BUTLER D S O, 17713, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Cdg. 1st Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers who died age 41 on 27 October 1943
    Son of Charles R. and Ethel E. J. Butler; husband of Vera May Butler, of Clogher, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
    Remembered with honour SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. D. 29.
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    Major (temporary Lieutenant-Colonel) Beauchamp Henry Butler was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
    Lieutenant-Colonel Butler’s task was to secure the right half of the river Simeto bridgehead, and much depended on this operation’s success.
    This officer led his battalion with great gallantry. Throughout a hard day’s fighting he was tireless in his efforts to ensure success, personally directing the fire of his anti-tank guns and mortars at centres of resistance; launching attacks and never giving a desperate and determined enemy any loophole. Lieutenant-Colonel Butler was under continuous and accurate short-range machine-gun and rifle fire and mortar fire for many hours, but his complete disregard of danger and his inspiring example to his battalion ensured the success of the operation.

    This officer has also rendered distinguished service in the attack on Centuripe and in the crossing of the River Salso.

    Lieutenant-Colonel Butler was born in Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.


    thePeerage.com - Person Page 19452
    Lt.-Col. Beauchamp Henry Butler was born on 7 January 1902. He was the son of Charles Richard Butler and Ethel Elizabeth Jane Newton. He married Vera May Stewart, daughter of Major William Stewart, on 8 June 1938. He died on 27 October 1943 at age 41, killed in action.

    Lt.-Col. Beauchamp Henry Butler fought in the Second World War. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was decorated with the award of Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.).


    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details
    Name Butler, Beauchamp Henry
    Rank: Major,Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
    Service No: P.17713
    Regiment: The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers attached 1 Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Sicily
    Award: Distinguished Service Order
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 18 November 1943
    Date 1943-1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/3
    16 November 1943


    Gazette Website: PDF Navigator
    22 August 1944
    Gazette Website: PDF Navigator
    21 September 1943
    Gazette Website: PDF Navigator

    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    Lieutenant Colonel BEAUCHAMP HENRY BUTLER D S O, 17713, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Cdg. 1st Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers who died age 41 on 27 October 1943
    Son of Charles R. and Ethel E. J. Butler; husband of Vera May Butler, of Clogher, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
    Remembered with honour SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. D. 29.
    :poppy:

    See this thread for ref:
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/research-material/19413-volunteers-eire-who-have-won-distinctions.html#post195852
    :irishflag[1]:
     

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