George Butterworth (1885-1916)
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Gassed, killed, bankrupted, inspired: great composers in the First World War
2. George Butterworth (1885-1916)
One of the most promising composers of his generation, best known for 'The Banks of Green Willow', Butterworth served as a platoon leader. He was shot by a sniper during the battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered.