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John Edwin BUTLER

Regimental number4996
Place of birthEudunda, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSaddleworth, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.8
Height5' 3"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs C F Jackson, Quorn, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 June 1917
Place of enlistmentSaddleworth, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4996A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date7 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right thigh), Adelaide, 7 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUTLER John Edwin

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