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George Betton  G. Betton

Surname Betton
Forename/s George
Rank Private
Service Number 4983874
DOB 1910 in Tupton
Address  
Date & place of death/details 8/2/1944 aged 34
Contracted Malaria whilst serving in India. Died on board ship whilst returning home.
Regiment & Unit 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment.
Service details India.
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children?  
Any photographs? Yes - Derbyshire Times.
Derbyshire Times Obituary? Yes.
3/3/1944 page 7
Parents names William and Sarah Betton.
Parents address 7, Chapel Street, New Tupton
Grave location or   memoria location No Grave - Buried at sea.
Brookwood Memorial, England, Panel 10. column 1.
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Called up in July 1940.
Pre war occupation was with the Chesterfield rural Council.
He had two brothers also serving in the army.
Campaign Medals:
War Medal 1939-1945

1939-1945 war Medal
As with most Armed Forces Serving Personal during the conflict of World War Two, George Betton was entitled to the War Medal 1939-1945. This medal was awarded to all full time service personnel who had completed 28 days service between 3rd September 1939 and the 2nd September 1945. Eligible personnel who had been “Mentioned In Despatches” during the War were entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf emblem on the ribbon. Those eligible for a campaign star, yet who had their service cut short by death, wounds or capture by the enemy, still qualified for this medal.
1939-45 Star

1939-45 Star
Given the information available it is likely that George Betton was awarded the 1939-45 Star for operational Service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939, and 2nd September 1945.

George Betton would have been awarded this star if their service period was terminated by their death or disability due to service. Also the award of a gallantry medal or “Mention In Despatches” also produced the award of this medal, regardless of their service duration.

Fighter Aircraft Crew who took part in the Battle of Britain (10 July to 31 October 1940) were awarded the "Battle of Britain" bar to this medal. In undress uniform, a silver-gilt rosette was worn on the medal ribbon to denote the award of this clasp.