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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Pas De Calais. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
George Frederick Butler was born in 1884 at Nottingham and was the son of the late William a butcher and Elizabeth Butler née Shaw Mansfield Road, Nottingham. His father William was born in 1856 at Clifton he died in 1903 aged 47 years, his mother Elizabeth Shaw was born in 1857 at Loughborough they were married in 1881 at Nottingham and went on to have the following children, George Frederick b1884, Frank Fletcher b1886 and John Leonard b1888. In the 1911 census the family are living at 13 Mansfield Road, Nottingham and are shown as Elizabeth Butler 54 yrs a widow and a butcher shop keeper, she is living with her children, George Frederick 26 yrs a grocers shop assistant, Frank Fletcher 25 yrs a stained glass artist and John Leonard 23 yrs a butchers shop assistant. George Frederick married his wife Edith Caroline Puttick (born 15th December 1884) in 1915 at Nottingham, they lived at 20 Tennyson Street, Nottingham, they went on to have a daughter Margaret Gwendoline born 8th May 1916, His widow was awarded a pension of 21 shillings and 8 pence a week which commenced on 20th May 1918 and lived at 27, Baker St., Nottingham (CWGC).
He was a grocers shop assistant.
03 Nov 1917
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20 Tennyson Street, Nottingham
Corporal
The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Corporal George Frederick Butler attested on 11th December 1915 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 31 yrs and 8 months his address as 20 Tennyson Street, Nottingham and his occupation as grocery manager, his next of kin was his wife Edith Caroline of the same address. He was posted to the reserves and on 27th January 1917 he was mobilised for war and posted as 75896 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was transferred to the 4th battalion North Staffordshire Regiment on 22nd June 1917 and promoted to Lance Corporal on 15th September 1917. He embarked from Southampton on 6th October 1917 disembarking at Le Harve the following day and was promoted to Corporal on 7th October 1917. He was killed in action on 3/4th November 1917 and is buried at Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny 1.F.6
War obituary, All Saints Church News, December 1917: 'George F Butler, 20 Tennyson Street, Corporal North Staffordshire Regiment, killed in action November 3rd 1917, leaves a widow and one child.'
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Pas De Calais. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Frederick Butler - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Pas De Calais. Courtesy of Murray Biddle