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Private Albert Butler

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Dael Rosemary Parry, Cooranbong NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grand niece


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