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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, they 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. 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 are 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 under went his recruit training until 24th January 1914. At the outbreak of the war he was mobilised 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. By the 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. On 19th October 1918 he died of wounds at the 74th General Hospital and was buried in Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Calvados , France Grave Reference IV.E. 6.
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