|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|School||State School, Pleasant St, Ballarat West, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Father, J Butler, Kelsowood, Crompton Street, Ballarat, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)|
|Age at death||31|
|Age at death from cemetery records||31|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Sarah BUTLER, 'Kelsowood', Crompton Street, Ballarat North, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1795 Pte Joseph Asquith BUTLER, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 6th Bn, Lemos, 31 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916.
Admitted to No 11 Casualty Clearing Station, Serapeum (cellulite); transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 25 March 1916 (erysipelas); discharged to duty, 9 April 1916.
Transferred to 58th Bn from 2nd Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 April 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note on B.103, 'buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 660512, 2472 Pte F.J. RYAN, Machine Gun Section, 58th Bn, 28 February 1917: 'On the 19th July after a raid at Fleurbaix informant saw Butler's name on the killed list in the postman's office. There were a number of identification discs hanging there, Informant says Butler's was among them, and he particularly noticed it because he knew him so well.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BUTLER John Thomas
Red Cross file 660512