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Rowland Douglas BUTT

Regimental number2635
Place of birthWarminster, Wiltshire, England
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.10
Height5' 10.25"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Clara Elizabeth Butt, 2 Longcroft Villa, Cromwell Road, Weymouth, Dorset, England
Previous military serviceServed in the 88th Infantry; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date12 June 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date9 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 19 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, chest, penetrating), Perth, 9 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUTT Rowland Douglas

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