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Alfred Butler

Name on Board AH Butler
Name on Service
Alfred  Butler
Enlistment Age 21
Occupation Driver
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Mr Butler and Alice Butler
Address Park Cres, North Williamstown, Vi
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 21/06/1915
Service No. 2019
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 26/08/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Anchises A68
Unit on Embarkation 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 26/08/1916
Unit on Death 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA (previously reported missing)
Place of Wounding/
Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France (no known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Additional Information Attended St Marys Roman Catholic School. Prior to enlisting Alfred was employed by Messrs Gray Bros. who offered him 100 pounds if he brought back a VC. Alfred Butler was killed exactly a year from the date he embarked from Melbourne.  A stretcher bearer, he was awarded a military medal for services rendered during the fighting at Pozieres in August 1916. Brothers: Edward John Butler (2066) enlisted May 1915, returned to Australia July 1919; James Butler (3050) enlisted July 1915, returned to Australia December 1918.
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