|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Diamond Creek, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26.8|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ellen Butler, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on the grounds of being medically unfit)|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||27th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||Menin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A1, Grave No 22), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3007 Driver Walter BUTLER, 57th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Remained with Transport Section, 27th Bn, Heliopolis, 4 September 1915, while bulk of Bn went to Gallipoli.
Rejoined Bn, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.
Found guilty, 22 August 1916, of (1) drunkenness; (2) failing to obey an order in that he was absent from his billet, 19 August 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Remustered as Pte, 22 August 1916.
Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 10 November 1916 (aedema feet); transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 November 1916; to 11th Stationary Hospital, 12 november 1916; to England, 14 November 1916, and admitted to hospital (details not recorded); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 November 1916.
Found guilty, Perham Downs, 15 January 1917, of being absent without leave from 3.30 pm, 12 January, to 9.30 pm, 14 January 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to camp and foreited 3 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 15 June 1917.
Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 17 June 1917 (scabies); discharged to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, 22 June 1917.
Admitted to 39th General Hospital, 7 July 1917 (impetigo); discharged to Base Depot, 11 July 1917; rejoined 27th Bn, in the field, 18 July 1917.
Wounded in action, 20 September 1917, and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance.
Died of wounds, 20 September 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Name does not appear on Embarkation Roll.|