100 Stories > Harold Butterworth (1897-1918)

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Harold Butterworth

Harold was born in Burnley where his family was connected to the engineers Butterworth & Dickinson. He was awarded the Military Cross for bravery. He is pictured alongside his sisters Margaret  (on left) and Frida, and his brother William.

Vanessa Godfrey (nee Butterworth) writes: “he kept a diary which reveal the horror, the attempts at normality, the unbalanced class structure, with occasional humour.”

A family story relates that as his mother was walking down the footpath to buy extra food for his homecoming the telegram boy came up the path.

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