Butcher, Frederick


War Service:
Leading Stoker FREDERICK BUTCHER of the mine laying submarine HMS Grampus was killed on 24 June 1940, aged 25. At the outbreak of the Second World War HMS Grampus was part of the 4th Submarine Flotilla at Singapore. After a refit at Hong Kong Grampus sailed for the Mediterranean, arriving at Malta on 13 May 1940. On 24 June 1940 she was sunk about 100 miles east of Sicily by the Italian torpedo boats Circe, Clio and Polluce.

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the pages of the History of the Catford Cycling Club.

He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Butcher, of Forest Hill.

His death was reported in The Times of 16 July 1940.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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