King's College London
War Memorials

Butler, Brian Dear

In June, 1944, killed in action in Normandy, beloved youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Butler, New Malden, dear husband of Hannah (Briggs), Kettlesbridge, Billingshurst. The Times 4 July 1844


First name(s)Brian Dear
Date of birth08 February 1911
Place of birthNew Malden, Surrey
Family detailsSon of Joseph and Ellen Sarah Butler of Copse View, Dukes Avenue, New Malden; husband of Hannah W. Butler, of Wimbledon, Surrey
Previous educationKing’ s College School, King’ s College School.
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1928-32; 33-34
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts
QualificationsB.A. 1932; Teaching Diploma
Military unitEast Surrey (Infantry); and No.3 Commando.
Service number85295
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
CampaignsWestern Europe 1944-5
Decorations / medalsM.C. 27 Jan. 1944
Date of death11/06/1944
Age at death33
Rank at deathMajor
Place of deathNormandy - Times 4.7.44
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeRanville War Cemetery.
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; Combined Operations Memorial; Special Forces Roll of Honour
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission; King’ s College School

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