The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Albert Butler|
Ancestor's Name: Albert James Butler
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/04/1881
Ancestor's date of death: 07/08/1915
Cause of Death: Killed in Action - Gallipoli 1915
Service Number: 1139
Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Perth
Unit: E Company 2nd Battlion Australian Commonwealth Horse
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail Not available
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): TPR (712), Date Effective: Detail not available
Murray Page: 432
Contingent: First Australian
Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 26/02/1902
Memorial details: The Nek Memorial - Gallipoli
Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1902 clasp, 1914-15 Star
Personal Characteristics: He was a young 20 years old, a Groom from Bunbury WA who followed his brother to war.
Reasons to go and fight: Followed older brother, Walter Butler after leaving a Monastery in Victoria.
Details of service in war: March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Served with the 10th Light Horse at Gallipoli and killed in Action 7th August 1915.
Name of Descendant: Dael Rosemary Parry, Cooranbong NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grand niece