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Sneinton Nottingham
He was the son of William and Kate Butler and the brother of William, Claude, Sidney, Dora, Ronald and Leslie Butler. In 1901 they lived at 19 Norland Road and in 1911 at 19 Providence Street, Corporation Road (both St Ann's Well Road Nottingham). He was the husband of Jenny (née Derrick) Butler. He was the father of Jenny Butler whose granddaughter Josie Marsters writes 'My gran had John Butler in 1916 with an Australian who, once he found out my gran was having his baby, fled. My gran never did remarry and raised both her children single handedly and lived initially with her dad Robert Derick at 60 Corporation Road and continued there after his death until demolition.'
He was a cabinet maker.
12 Mar 1915
450190 - CWGC Website
East Surrey Regiment
2nd Bn He died from burns received in action (Soldiers' Effects Register). Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery Grave Reference: III.D.12
Nottingham Evening Post obituary 8/7/1915 'Killed in action March 12th R Harold Butler 2nd East Surrey Regiment the dearly beloved husband of Jenny Butler of Dunscombe Street. He died a noble death and was loved by all - From his loving wife, child, mother, father, sister, brothers.' Research by Mavis Paskulich and David Nunn
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