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Thomas William BUTLER

Regimental number2783
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
SchoolState School No 776, Bright, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address389 High Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Minnie Williams, Wahgunyah Road, Rutherglen, Victoria
Previous military serviceCitizen Military Forces (5 weeks)
Enlistment date13 November 1916
Place of enlistmentBroadmedows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH as Thomas Caster Winchester BUTLER. Gassed six weeks before his death; developed pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 16 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Thomas Carter
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialGlasgow Western Necropolis (Row N, Grave No. 7), Scotland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Mary Ann WILLIAMS, Wahgunyah Road, Rutherglen, Victoria. Born at Bright, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917.

Marched out of 14th Training Bn, Sutton Manderville, 3 March 1917, and marched into Camp Details, Hurdcott, the same day.

Marched into AIF Details, Fovant, 29 March 1917 [sic].

Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 27 March 1917 (mumps); discharged, 15 April 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 66th Bn, Windmill Hill, 28 April 1917.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 1 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 August 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 26 August 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 31 August 1917; taken on strength of 37th Bn, in the field, 1 September 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 10 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 25 August 1918, and admitted to No 11 Field Ambulance the same day (gassed); transferred to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1918; to No 5 General Hospital, 26 August 1918; to England, 5 September 1918; to Lord Derby Hospital, Warrington, 6 September 1918; discharged to furlough, 2 October 1918.

Admitted to No Scottish General Hospital, Glasgow, 10 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Died, No 4 Scottish General Hospital, 16 October 1918, 16 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Buried, Western Necropolis Cemetery, 22 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUTLER Thomas William

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