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Brian Nairn BUTLER

Regimental number1590
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolHutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressMacquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G H Butler, Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the School Cadets.
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: June-August 1915

FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Second given name incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as Bairn.
Place of death or woundingJeancourt, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania. Parents: Ethel and the late G.H. BUTLER, 138 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieutenant Colonel Harry Nairn BUTLER, DSO, AAMC, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917; 2nd Cousin: 2nd Lieutenant Edward Lionel Austin BUTLER, 12th Bn, killed in action, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France, 23 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Navin.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUTLER Brian Nairn

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