- Norman Butterworth was a son of William and Catherine Butterworth
of Oldham, Lancashire. He was married to Alice Butterworth of Werneth,
- Butterworth served with B Troop.
- According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends
of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Butterworth was wounded
in the Limburg Stirum School at Arnhem bridge on 20 september. He died
of wounds in the St. Joseph Psychiatric hospital at Apeldoorn and was
buried in the local Heidehof General Cemetery on the next day.
- Harold Padfield, Lance-Sergeant with
1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers wrote about the death of
Butterworth in his memoirs, called Twelve Mules and a Pegasus: 'However,
the remaining survivors and wounded were ordered by Major Lewis to
surrender. He said that we should all take pride in our performance; he
then instructed us to take the bolts out of our weapons and throw them
away. The weapons were left where they were. At my instruction Sapper
Butterworth put a white handkerchief on the end of his rifle and went
forward waving it. As he was walking forward, a machine gunner opened up
and hit him in the legs; his German officer drew his pistol from its
holster and then shot the machine gunner'....'We heard much later
that Norman Butterworth died of his wounds in Stalag.'
- On 18 september 2015 the ashes of Harold Padfield were buried
behind the headstone of Norman Butterworth.