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Lionel Richard BUTLER

Regimental number380
Place of birthFulham, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCpl
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, C R Butler, 117 South Street, Greenwich, London, England
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 5 December 1919
Discharge date4 February 1920
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 19 October 1914. Admitted to hospital, Mena, Egypt, 23 January 1915; discharged, 13 August 1915. Total absence from duty: 192 days. Taken on strength, 3rd Echelon, 30 August 1915. Appointed corporal, 8 December 1915.

Appointed to Australian Records Section, British Expeditionary Force, France, 6 June 1916. Promoted Sergeant, 1 October 1916. Admitted to hospital, Rouen, 12 February 1917; discharged to duty, 19 May 1917. Total venereal disease treatment: 69 days.

Married Fernand Marie Masrguerite NICOLLE, Rouen, 5 January 1918. Granted Non-Military Employment, 24 April-24 July 1919 (commercial art course at John Hassall Correspondence Art School, Stratford Road, Kensington, London, England.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Lucie Woermann', 5 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 January 1920; discharged, 4 February 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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