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William Thomas BUTTRESS

Regimental number1632
Place of birthCroydon, Queensland
SchoolState School, Croydon, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSouth Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marjorie Janet Buttress, Fernley House, Vulture Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service8th Infantry; Served in the Cadets, Lytton, Qld.
Enlistment date17 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 November 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Thomas William
Place of death or woundingBurnaville Wood, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row I, Grave No. 22), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
143
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Marjorie BUTTRESS, 216 Upper Gray Street, South Brisbane
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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