5776 Major-General Donald Clunes BUTTERWORTH, DSO, MiD, North Staffordshire Regiment

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    Personal Number: 5776
    Rank: Major-General
    Name: Donald Clunes BUTTERWORTH, DSO, MiD
    Unit: North Staffordshire Regiment

    London Gazette : 23 February 1915
    The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants:—
    Donald Clunes Butterworth.

    London Gazette : 12 October 1918
    To be 2nd Lts.:—
    N. Staffs. E.—
    Temp. Lt. (actg. Capt.) Donald Clunes Butterworth, from Reg. Eatab. 23rd Nov. 1915.

    London Gazette : 8 November 1918
    N. Staff. R.—
    2nd Lt. D. C. Butterworth to be actg. Capt. (with pay and allowances as Lt.) whilst actg. as Adjt. 4th Oct. 1918.

    London Gazette : 11 July 1922
    N. Stafford R.—
    Lt. D. C. Butterworth to be Adjt., vice Capt. H. C. Fausset. 11th July 1922.

    London Gazette : 4 March 1930
    The undermentioned are secd.:—
    N. Stafford R.—
    Capt. D. C. Butterworth is secd, for serv. as an Adjt., T.A. 16th Feb. 1930.

    London Gazette : 6 March 1934
    N. Stafford R.—
    Capt. D. C. Butterworth is restd. to the estabt. 16th Feb. 1934.

    London Gazette : 16 October 1936
    N. Stafford R.—
    Capt. & Bt. Maj. D. C. Butterworth to be Maj. 9th Oct. 1936.

    London Gazette : 22 October 1940
    The KING has been pleased to approve of the undermentioned awards in recognition of gallant conduct in action with the enemy.
    The Distinguished Service Order.
    Major (acting Lieutenant-Colonel) Donald Clunes Butterworth, The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's).

    London Gazette : 24 March 1944
    The undermentioned to be Cols.: —
    War Subs. Col. (temp. Maj.-Gen.) D. C. Butterworth, D.S.O. (5776) from N. Staffs R., 29th Jan. 1944, with seniority 23rd Apr. 1943.

    London Gazette : 29 November 1945
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy: —
    Commands and Staff.
    Brig, (local) D. C. BUTTERWORTH, D.S.O. (5776),late N. Stafford R.

    London Gazette : 23 March 1948
    The undermentioned Cols to be Brigadiers, 1st Nov 1947 —
    (Temp Brig) D. C. BUTTERWORTH, D S O. (5776), late Inf

    London Gazette : 27 February 1953
    Brig. (Hon. Maj.-Gen.) D. C. BUTTERWORTH, D.S.O. (5776), late Inf., haying attained the age limit of liability to recall, ceases to belong to the Res. of Offrs., 3rd Feb. 1953.
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    He was in Greece from October 1944.

    5776 BUTTERWORTH Donald Clunes Brigadier DSO North Staffs

    Military Liaison (Greece) - District 3 Commander 3 District (Later HQ 202 Sub Area)

    Source: WO 373/75/395

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    Three more MIDs from Greece

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    For two months prior to being sent to Greece, he was GOC for 78th Infantry Division.

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