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Private 240229 John [Edwin] Butler

1st / 6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in Action: France and Flanders, 1st July 1916, aged 31

  • Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14B and 13C. Please see note below.
  • Awarded: 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Edwin and Ann Butler of Elford, Staffs
  • Married to Nellie of Victoria Crescent, Tamworth [Army Register of Effects]
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Polesworth St Editha

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born c1885 in Elford, Staffs
  • Lived at Railway Cottages, Polesworth with his sister Annie and brother-in-law Ernest Wetton [1911]
  • Employed as a Railway Worker (Platelayer)

    Information from Elford War Memorial. © Ron.Jean.Tripod.com
    John was a member of the Tamworth Territorials who arrived in France on the 4th of March 1915 and first went into action near Wulverghem in Belgium. After taking part in the Battle of Loos in 1915 the battalion was involved inthe Battle of the Somme, it was here on the first day of this battle that John met his death during an unsuccessful attack on German lines at Gommecourt.

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