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Robert Cumming BUTTERS

Regimental number362
Place of birthDevonport, Devonshire, England
SchoolWigan Grammar School, Lancashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia38
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinMrs M Butters, Lancaster, England
Previous military serviceServed 18 years 135 days in the Royal Scots Greys, British Army, retiring with the rank of Sergeant.
Enlistment date5 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 5 October 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Robert
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death5 October 1915
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 78), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Margaret and the late James BUTTERS, 15 Lime Street, Skerton, Lancaster, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: 638 Trooper David Reid BUTTERS, 13th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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