Category Archives: Butcher One-Name Study

52 Ancestors:# 5 ~ George Butcher (1908 – 1974)

No Story Too Small This post is for week 5 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Crow from No Story Too Small. You can read the list of my posts HERE George Butcher circa 1940 I … Continue reading

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George Butcher 1908 – 1974

Today, commemorates the death of my Grandfather, George Butcher. Born in 1908 in Wanborough he was one of 9 children who survived into adulthood from a family of 12. My Grandfather was a man of principle, at the time of … Continue reading

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Employment

Trying to piece together my Grandfather’s life before he joined the Army in 1940 has been slow. Frustrating, as within living memory I could have had the answers. I have been researching my ancestry since the mid 1980’s and there … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Manor Farm, Wanborough circa 1915

This is the Manor Farm at Wanborough that my Grandfather would have known. My Butcher family farmed here until 1930 when the moved across to Guildford to farm at Manor Farm Onslow Village. Part of my Guildford & District Collection. … Continue reading

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Australia Day 2012 – Wealth for Toil

26th January 2012 The Australia Day post is once again coordinated by Twigs of Yore. For details on how to participate click HERE. John Hunt Butcher was born in Hascombe in rural Surrey in 1781. In 1808 in London, he … Continue reading

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Service & Pay Book – George Butcher

  Service & Pay Book George Butcher , a set on Flickr. A copy of this also can be found on the Butcher One-Name Study website

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Carnival Of Genealogy 103: Female Genealogy

As modern women I believe we truly under estimate the hardship, suffering and resilience of our female ancestors. Let us consider what we have that they often did not. Electricity and Gas, forms of heating and light A benefit system … Continue reading

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Ordering the Service Record

Over on the WWII Talk Forum I read details of how to obtain a copy of my Grandfather’s Service Record, so at the end of September I downloaded the form from the MOD website, and completed the details. The record … Continue reading

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Getting started…George’s War

I have always wondered just why my Grandfather choose to join the Army. In 1940 my Grandfather was working as a milk labourer at what became Unigate Milk Company in Guildford, while his three brothers worked at Manor Farm, on … Continue reading

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