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1st East Lancs MM

Discussion in '53rd (Welsh) Division' started by matthew lucas, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. matthew lucas

    matthew lucas Junior Member

    An elderly veteran friend of mine has been trying to find out about a mutual friends MM won with the battalion as a sniper as part of 53rd Div. There may be a mention of it in the regimental history?
    He was pte Owen Butcher alive and well and we are trying to get him a replacement. Any info on date or circumstances would be fantastic
  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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  3. matthew lucas

    matthew lucas Junior Member

    He mentioned he had lost it whist working in his garden...he always wore it seperatly and not with the others as it did not fit on.
    My concern was I could find no mm mention either...if you find anything let me know as if he did recieve it we would to get a replacement
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    From Geoffs search engine - Geoff's 1939-47 Search Engine

    Searching for Butcher - Military medal it shows:
    Search results for: butcher. records found: 0

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  5. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Geoff's 1939-47 Search Engine
    Would only show dead recipients i believe ? It appears his full name is Owen Hubert Butcher if it helps? I tried to find a service number by looking through the Palestine 45-48 records (last medal on his rack) but I couldnt find a mention so that may have been a late application ? No mention on the NA website either.

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  6. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I just checked the East Lancashire Regimental History. It has a full list of all MM winners. Owen Butcher is not listed.
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  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    That could be a good enough reason

  8. matthew lucas

    matthew lucas Junior Member

    I feared as much....
    Thanks all for the confirmation

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