Charles Edward Butler

Memorial: Hawkesbury Upton

Regiment: Devonshire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 34198

Marital status: Married

Home address: Bedminster, Bristol

Date of birth: 1887

Place of birth: Berkeley, Glos

Date of death: 20/10/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Bethencourt Communal Cemetery (Ref A. 5.), France

Further information:

Charles Edward Butler was brought up at Cold Change Farm, near Hawkesbury. He enlisted in 1914, joining the 12th Glosters, a ‘pals’ battalion known as Bristol’s Own. He was wounded on the Somme in 1916 and again at Ypres in 1917. After recovering from his wounds he was transferred to the 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. On 20th October 1918, he was Killed in Action during the final advances of the war

Charles Edward Butler is remembered on the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre under Hawkesbury

Charles was married to Martha L. Butler of 2 Jefferson Road, Sheerness

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Many thanks to the researcher Simon Bendry
Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register and Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War, CWGC and Forces War Records