Regimental number2883
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBill poster
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinWife, Marie Butler, 77 Clarke Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Discharge date28 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917; marched in to 12th Training Bn, Codford, 11 January 1917. Admitted to hospital, 29 January 1917; rejoined 12th Training Bn, 5 February 1917 (no further details recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 April 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 15 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left hand); admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 13 October 1917; transferred to England, 21 October 1917, and admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 22 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 13 November 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 November 1917.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 2 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 February 1918; rejoined unit, 27 February 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 14 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, side), and admitted to 14th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 18 May 1918, and admitted to 56th General Hospital, 20 May 1918; transferred to England, 29 May 1918, and admitted to Ilford Emergency Hospital and then transferred to Colchester General Military Hospital. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 August 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 17 November 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 28 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUTLER Edward