|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Wife, Marie Butler, 77 Clarke Street, West Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Unit name||48th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917; marched in to 12th Training Bn, Codford, 11 January 1917. Admitted to hospital, 29 January 1917; rejoined 12th Training Bn, 5 February 1917 (no further details recorded).
Proceeded overseas to France, 10 April 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 15 April 1917.
Wounded in action, 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left hand); admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 13 October 1917; transferred to England, 21 October 1917, and admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 22 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 13 November 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 November 1917.
Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 2 February 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 February 1918; rejoined unit, 27 February 1918.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 14 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, side), and admitted to 14th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 18 May 1918, and admitted to 56th General Hospital, 20 May 1918; transferred to England, 29 May 1918, and admitted to Ilford Emergency Hospital and then transferred to Colchester General Military Hospital. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 August 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 August 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 17 November 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 28 November 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BUTLER Edward|