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Re(1): Private G Butcher 9425 (WW1) IP: 22.214.171.124 Posted on 3/9/2019 at 07:31:04 by Dennis Laverick
Hi Simon the research officer Geoff Pycroft for the Lancashire Fusiliers website reply to you by e mail yesterday
Good Afternoon Simon
I am the Researcher for the Lancashire Fusiliers Web Site. I have been forwarded your details and enquiry regarding Pvt Butcher.
We are often asked to try and re unite found medals with relatives but sadly this is often an impossibility. The service records of WWI personel were held by the then War Office in their central Depository at Arnside Street central London. The building was destroyed during the London Blitz of 1940. Very very few records survived and all that now remain are the Medal Rolls and a number of pension and medical records. Please click on the links below for further information.
It would appear that he enlisted on 11. 9.14. and was discharged on 5.2.16. It is not known why he was discharged but in all probability it was because he was no longer fit for military service.
In view of the foregoing I am therefore unable to furnish you with details of any surviving relatives. It's a problem we simply cannot overcome from the records available.
Should you have any problems with the links please get back to me.
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