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Claude Butters was born in 1895 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 [killed in action 29/3/1918], Claude b.1895 [died of wounds 19/10/1918] and David b.1899. David Butters snr. 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 was a miner.
19 Oct 1918
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4th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was attached to 71st tench Mortar Bty. Claude Butters enlisted into the Special Reserves on 26th August 1913 at Nottingham. He was posted to the 4th Battalion Sherwood Foresters and underwent recruit training until 24th January 1914. He was mobilised on the outbreak of war and on 11th November 1914 he joined his battalion in France. On 18th March 1915 he was awarded 8 days Field Punishment No 1 for not complying with an order. On 15th November 1915 he was admitted to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station with trench foot where he was treated until 21st December 1915 when he returned to duty at Rouen. On 16th November 1916 he was attached to the 71st Trench Mortar Battery. Claude died of wounds on 19th October 1918 at the 74th General Hospital. and was buried in Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Calvados, France (Grave Reference IV.E. 6).
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 25 October 1918: ‘Butters. Died of wounds received in action (-) 9th, Cpl. C Butters (Bill), late Radford, aged 23 (-) his sorrowing sisters Lydia and brother (Carlton) and brothers Harold, Alick, Dave (in France) and sister-in-law (Basford).' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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