The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Gunner George Butt|
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.
Name of Descendant: Marion Logan, Armidale NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter