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Herbert BUTLER

Regimental number3126
Place of birthGawler, Tasmania
SchoolUlverstone State School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressGawler, via Ulverstone, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Butler, Gawler via Ulverstone, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 1 (Plot VII, Row E, Grave No. 4), Beaumont-Hamel, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Sarah BUTLER, Gawler, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3119 Pte Charles Henry BUTLER, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 4 September 1916; 3120 Pte Morton Linthorne BUTLER, 52nd Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.

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