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Robert William BUTLER

Regimental number257
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs M Butler, Connor Street, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Butler, Connor Street, Glanville, South Australia
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre ( France)


Recommendation date: 11 May 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 19 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when the enemy resisting strongly in a communication trench, he jumped into it, killing fifteen of the enemy, and clearing the way for the advance. He did splendid work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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