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Edward Lionel Austin BUTLER

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Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolHutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania
Other trainingUniversity of Tasmania (law student)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSolicitor
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, Mr E H Butler,Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death33.4
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Fanny BUTLER, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousins (2nd): Colin Alleine CHALMERS, killed in action; Brian NAIRN BUTLER, killed in action, Jeancourt, France, 18 September 1918; Lieutenant Colonel H Nairn BUTLER, DSO, AMC, returned to Australia; Major John Willoughby Butler BEAN, AIF Depots UK, returned to Australia, 23 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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