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Alexander Butters was born in 1894 the son of David, a carman, and Jane Butters (née Manton). Born in Lincolnshire but married near Nottingham in 1888, David and Jane had eight children – George b.1883, Bertie b.1885, Lydia b.1889, Ernest b.1890, Harold b.1893, Alexander b.1894, Claude b.1895 [died of wounds 19/10/1918] and David b.1899. Alexander’s father died on 22nd February 1915 in Nottingham aged 55 and his mother in 1916 in Nottingham aged 49. In 1911 Jane, Alexander and Claude were living at 40 Dorset Street, Radford.
He worked in a cycle factory.
29 Mar 1918
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Lance Corporal
Royal Irish Rifles
9th Bn Royal Irish Rifles Alexander Butters enlisted at Nottingham on 1st September 1914 aged 19 yrs and 152 days. He initially served in the 4th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (140040). He embarked from England for France on 4th January 1915 but was medically evacuated home on 5th February 1915 suffering from frost bitten feet. On recovering he returned to France on 17th August 1915. On 4th April 1916 he was admitted to the 10th Casualty Clearing Station suffering from influenza and transferred to hospital at Etaples on 5th April 1916. He was medically evacuated to England on 9th April 1916. On his recovery Alexander was transferred to the 9th North Irish Horse Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, and returned to France on 16th July 1916. Promoted to Lance Corporal on 29th July 1917 he was posted missing in action between 21st and 29th March 1918 and later presumed to have been killed in action on 29th March 1918. Alexander has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial (Panel 76 & 77).
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