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Francis Nelson BUTTERS

Regimental number15738
Date of birth12 March 1899
Place of birthTaroona, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTaroona, nr Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.7
Height5' 9.75"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Butters, Taroona, nr Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil ('evaded service')
Enlistment date8 October 1917
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, October 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, Australian Mounted Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 7 April 1919
Discharge date16 June 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 26 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 27 December 1917.

Marched in to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 16 January 1918.

Marched out to Australian Mounted Division Train, 28 March 1918; taken on strength, 37th Company, AASC, in the field, 29 March 1918, and appointed Driver.

Admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 18 June 1918 (malaria); transferred to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 June 1918; to Ambulance Train No 48, 24 June 1918, and admitted to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 24 June 1918 (malaria: malignant); transferred to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 28 June 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 29 June 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 14 July 1918; discharged to duty, 29 July 1918; marched in to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 25 July 1918.

Found guilty, 27 July 1918, of whilst a convalescent (1) overstaying pass, 7-9.45 pm (2 hours 45 minutes); (2) being drunk: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Marched out to Australian Mounted Division Train, 10 August 1918; taken on strength, 36th Company, AASC, in the field, 13 August 1918.

Found guilty, Ludd, 30 August 1918, of being improperly dressed whilst on duty: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 6/-.

Found guilty, Ludd, 4 September 1918, of having a light burning after 'Lights Out', 3 September: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 12/-.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 8 March 1919 (bronchitis); transferred to Suez for embarkation, 7 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoa', 8 April 1919; disembarked Hobart, 9 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Hobart, 16 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death19 September 1971
Place of burialCornelian Bay Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUTTERS Francis Nelson

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