The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Gunner George Butt

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: George James Butt

Ancestor's date of birth: 1878

Ancestor's date of death: 21/04/1925

Cause of Death: Drank himself to death.

Service Number: 2495

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: A Battery, Royal Australian Artilery

Rank attained in Boer War: GNR, (Driver), Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): May have been promoted to Bomadier Post War.

Murray Page: 53

Contingent: Second NSW Contingent

Ship: Warrigal, Date of Sailing: 30/12/1999

Memorial details: Interred in the Ipswich Cemetery Qld, RC Section

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and SA 1901 clasp.

Personal Characteristics: He was born in Yass NSW and was a quite hard working man.

Reasons to go and fight: Family tradition, other men in his ancestry including his brother were Welsh Guards.

Details of service in war: February 1900 - August 1901 in Cape Colony and Transvaal; the only professional Australian military unit to serve in South Africa.

Service and life after the Boer War: No details provided other than that he may have been promoted to Bomadier, and drank himself to death.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Marion Logan, Armidale NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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