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Person Details
27 Jan 1890
Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
Edward was the son of William and Mary Ann Buttery nee Simms. His father William was born in Dawley, Shropshire, in about 1851 and his mother Mary Ann Simms in 1854 (J/F/M Mansfield, Jackson). They were married on 11 February 1883 (J/F/M Mansfield) at the parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Sutton in Ashfield. According to the 1911 census William and Mary had been married for 27 years and had had nine children born living of whom seven were still living. Seven children were named on the census between 1891 and 1911 including the eldest, Emma Simms, who was born in 1878 (A/M/J Mansfield) before her parents' marriage. In 1881 Mary Ann Simms, a seamer (hosiery) and her daughter Emma (Simms) were living with her parents Joseph and Rose H. Simms on Outram Street, Sutton in Ashfield. The surviving children as named on the three census returns between 1891 and 1911 were: Emma (surname Buttery), Julia Ann b. 18 February 1884 (J/F/M Mansfield, Simms) bap. 21 March 1884, George William b. 1887 (O/N/D Mansfield), Edward b. 27 January 1890 bap. 25 July 1890, Harold b, 8 April 1893 bap. 4 August 1893, Gershom b. 26 January 1895 (J/F/M Mansfield) bap. 18 September 1896 and Howard b. 19 August 1896 bap. 18 September 1896. All the children were born in Sutton in Ashfield and were baptised at the parish church of St Mary Magdalene. Two birth registration and baptismal records have been traced which give the probable identification of the two children who did not survive infancy/childhood: Rose (also Rose Hannah) Jackson Buttery b. 14 April 1886 (A/M/J Mansfield, Simms) bap. 18 June 1886 St Mary Magdalene parents William and Mary Ann of Stoneyford Lane d. 1886 (A/M/J Mansfield) buried 21 June 1886 (St Mary Magdalene) and Rose Hannah Buttery b. 20 February 1892 (J/F/M Mansfield, Simms) bap. 20 May 1892 St Mary Magdalene parents William and Mary Ann of New Cross; no date of death has yet been found but the child has not been traced on the two subsequent census. According to Julia's baptismal record of 1884 the family was living at New Cross, in 1886 at the time of Rose Hannah Jackson's baptism at Stoneyford Lane and when Edward was baptised in 1890 again at New Cross. By the time of the 1891 Census William, a coal miner, and Mary were living on Slater Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, with their four children Emma (13), Julia (7), George William (3) and Edward (1). Edward's three younger brothers had been born by the time of the 1901 Census by which time the family had moved to Morley Street, Sutton in Ashfield. The eldest child, Emma, had married in 1897 but the six youngest children were still living at home. William and Mary were still living at 7 Morley Street in 1911 but only the four youngest boys (Edward, Harold, Gershom and Howard) were at home; they and their father were coal miners. Edward's mother died on 28 January 1927 at the age of 72 and his father on 24 July 1929 age 80. The family gravestone in Sutton-in-Ashfield cemetery also records the death of a child, Howard Buttery, the son of George and Lucy Buttery, who died age 4 years and 8 months on 24 March 1923; he was probably the son of Edward's older brother, George.
He was a coal miner hewer.
18 Oct 1918
28
39768 - CWGC Website
R/9493
He enlisted in Sutton in Ashfield
Rifleman
4th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Edward served in France from 1 June 1915. He was killed in action on 18 October 1918 and is buried in the Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau (grave ref. III. E. 6). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Family headstone, Sutton in Ashfield cemetery: 'Howard. In loving memory of the dearly beloved son of George and Lucy Buttery, who passed away March 24th 1923, aged 4 years & 8 months. In loving memory of Cpl Edward Buttery KRR who fell in action at Le Chateau (sic), France, Oct 18th 1918. Interred Highland Cemetery France, aged 28 years. Also Mary Ann the beloved wife of William Buttery, who died Jan 28th 1927 aged 72 years. At rest. Also William, beloved husband of Mary Ann Buttery, who died July 24th 1929, aged 80 years. Reunited.’ Kerbstone: ‘God folds them in his bosom.’ (Headstone badly damaged.) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: His father, William, was his legatee WW1 Pension Ledgers: next of kin listed as parents, William and Mary Ann Buttery
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    Edward Buttery - Courtesy of Lynne Weston
  • Family grave, Sutton in Ashfield cemetery, Nottinghamshire. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015).
    Edward Buttery - Family grave, Sutton in Ashfield cemetery, Nottinghamshire. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015).
  • Family headstone, Sutton in Ashfield cemetery, Nottinghamshire. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015).
    Edward Buttery - Family headstone, Sutton in Ashfield cemetery, Nottinghamshire. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015).