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THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
SECTION XIII

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BUTCHER,W. (M.M.), Private, 1/5th Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He volunteered in 1914, and was eventually sent to Mesopotamia in 1916. Whilst in this theatre of war he played a prominent part in the Battles of Amara, Kut and Ramadieh, and was present at the capture of Baghdad. He was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, and was demobilised on his return to England in 1920. He also holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
20, Childeric Road, New Cross, S.E.14.

BUTCHER, W. C., Private, R.A.S.C. He joined in April 1916, and after his training was engaged at various stations on important duties with his unit. He rendered valuable services, but was not successful in obtaining his transfer overseas. Later he was unfortunately injured by being accidentally thrown from a wagon and was sent to hospital. Subsequently he was discharged, as medically unfit for further service in December 1918.
1, Ardmere Road, Lewisham, S.E.13.

BUTLER,A. H. (M.M.),Pte., 10th Worcestershire Rgt. He volunteered in September 1914, and in the following July was drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in many engagements, including the Battles of Loos, the Somme, Ypres and Arras. He was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery in the Field, but was unfortunately killed in action near Hooge on October 4th, 1917. He was also entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"The path of duty was the way to glory."
2, Egan Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BUTLER, C.,Private, K.O.(Yorkshire Light Infantry). He joined the Army in 1907, and when war broke out in August 1914, was serving in China, but was immediately drafted to France. There he took part in the Battles of Ypres (I), Neuve Chapelle and Hill 60, and was badly wounded in action. As a result, he was invalided home and finally discharged in September 1915 as medically unfit for further service He holds the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
76, Abinger Street, Deptford, S.E.8.

BUTLER, E., Gunner, R.G.A. He was called up from the Reserve in August 1914, and immediately drafted to France. In this theatre of war he took part in many engagements, including the Battles of Mons, Ypres, Loos, Festubert, Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60, the Somme, Ypres, Passchendaele, Cambrai and in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. After the Armistice he went into Germany with the Army of Occupation and served until his discharge in January 1919. He holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
280, Ivydale Road, Nunhead, S.E.15.

BUTLER, E. G., Gunner, R.H.A. He joined in July 1916, and in November of the same year was drafted to France, where he was in action at Arras, Vimy Ridge, Messines, Ypres and Cambrai and the Offensives of 1918, and was wounded and gassed. He was demobilised in October 1919 after his return home, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
263, Woolwich Road, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BUTLER, F. A. (D.C.M.), Sergt., R.H.A. He enlisted in November 1907, and when war broke out in August 1914 was serving in India, but was immediately drafted to France. There he took a prominent part in many engagements, including the Battles of La Bassee, Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Loos, the Somme and Cambrai and in the Retreat and Advance of 19r8, and was twice wounded in action. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field, and also holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, He was discharged in January 1919.
8, Layard Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BUTLER, F. W., A.B., Royal Navy. He volunteered in May 1915, and after a period of training was sent to the North Sea on board H.M.S. "Hercules." He was engaged with the Grand Fleet on important patrol duties and also took part in the Battle of Jutland. He did continuously good work throughout hostilities, and in 1920 was still at sea. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
1, Egan Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BUTLER, H., Gunner, R.N.V.R. He joined in May 1918, and after a period of training at the Crystal Palace was sent to the gunnery school in H.M.S. "Excellent".at Portsmouth, for a course of instruction. He later rendered valuable services, but did not go to sea, and was demobilised in February 1919.
51, Hawkstone Road, Rotherhithe, S.E 16.

BUTLER, H., Pte., Queen's Own (R. West Kent Regt.) He was serving at the outbreak of war, and early in 1915 was drafted to Mesopotamia, where he was in action at Amara, Nasiriyeh, Kut and Ctesiphon. He was unfortunately killed is action at Kut-el-Amara on December 22nd, 1915, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
39, Thames Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BUTLER, R. A., Corporal, 13th Hussars. He was mobilised in August 1914, and was shortly afterwards drafted to the Western Front. In this theatre of war he was engaged on police duties in various sectors and did consistently good work throughout hostilities. He received his discharge in February 1919 and holds the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
5, Meeting House Lane, Peckham, S.E.15.

BUTLER, R. W., Sergt., 21st London Regiment. He volunteered in April 1915, and on completing his training in the following year proceeded to Prance. There he took a prominent part in several engagements, including the Battles of Vimy Ridge, the Somme, Arras, Messines, Passchendaele, Cambrai, Amiens and Bapaume, and was gassed in action three times. He was awarded the Belgium Croix de Guerre for bravery and devotion to duty in the Field, and holds also the General Service and Victory Medals. He was demobilised in February 1919.
2, Shard Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BUTLER, T. (Sen.),Private, Royal Defence Corps. He had previously served twelve years in the 15th (The King's Hussars) and the R.A.S.C., and although fifty-two years of age, joined the R.D.C. in November 1914. He then rendered valuable services whilst engaged on guard duties on the railways and over naval oil tanks, but was eventually discharged as medically unfit in February 1918.
2, Egan Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BUTLER, T., Private, 5th Wiltshire Regiment. Volunteering in September 1914, he was sent to the Western Front in the following January, and whilst in action was gassed. Invalided home, he received hospital treatment and on recovery was drafted to Mesopotamia. He fought at Kut, Sauna i-Yat, in the operations resulting in the capture of Baghdad and in the final British advance, and was wounded. Returning home he was demobilised in April 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
20, Collerston Street, East Greenwich, S.E.10.

BUTLER, T. H., Sergt., 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards. He enlisted in 1912, and immediately war broke out in August 1914, was drafted to the Western Front. There he played a prominent part in the Battles of Mons, La Bassee, Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60, Ypres II, Loos, Vimy Ridge, Ploegsteert, the Somme, Arras, Messines, Passchendaele, Cambrai and the Somme (II) and heavy fighting in the Retreat of 1918. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle in April 1918, and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"A valiant Soldier, with undaunted heart, he breasted life's last hill."
3, Meeting House Lane, Peckham, S.E.15.

BUTLER, T. J., 1st Class Stoker, R.N. He volunteered in December 1915, and after a period of training was sent to sea on board H.M.S. "Lancaster." he was engaged on patrol and convoy duties in the West Indies and China Seas, and did continuously good work throughout hostilities. He was demobilised in June 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
2, Egan Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BUTLER, W., Driver, R.A.S.C. (H.T.) He volunteered in November 1914, and on the conclusion of his training was drafted to France in 1916. He did valuable work as a driver in numerous engagements, including those on the Somme and at Vimy Ridge and Verdun. After the cessation of hostilities he returned to England, and was demobilised in June 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
34, Creeland Grove, Catford Hill, S.E.6.

BUTLER, W. A., Gunner, R.F.A. He joined in April 1916, and on completing his training was drafted to Salonika, where he took part in much fighting on the Vardar and Doiran fronts, and was wounded in action in August 1917. Later he was transferred to India, and was in action during the risings on the North-West Frontier. He returned home, and was demobilised in November 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals and India General Service Medal (with clasp Afghanistan, N.W. Frontier, 1919).
86, The Stowage, Deptford, S.E.8.

BUTTERS, J. T., Private, Royal Fusiliers. Having attested under the Derby Scheme, he was called to the Colours in June 1916, and was shortly afterwards drafted to France. In this theatre of war he was employed on pioneer duties, and was present at several engagements, including the Battles of the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Ypres, Albert, Passchendaele, Cambrai and in the Advance of 1918. After hostilities ceased, he went to Germany with the Army of Occupation and served there until his demobilisation in September 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
227, Meeting House Lane, Peckham, S.E.15.

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