|Place of birth||Ballyhale, Kilkenny, Ireland|
|Address||Sandwell Street, Peterhead, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Mabel T Butler, Sandwell Street, Peterhead, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 11 years in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||36th Heavy Artillery Group, 12th Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/49/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||36th Heavy Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Australia, 8 May 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 20 June 1917.
Admitted to Field Ambulance, Nevascar, 6 July 1917 (post hernia operation); transferred to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 14 July 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 18 July 1917; to Divisional Rest Camp, Moascar, 5 August 1917; marched out from Moascar, 20 August 1917; embarked Alexandria, 21 August 1917; marched in to Hurdcott Command Depot, England, 6 September 1917; marched in to Devonport, 22 September 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1917; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 29 November 1917; marched out to unit, 11 December 1917; taken on strength of 36th Heavy Artillery Group, 14 December 1917; taken on strength of 1st Australian Service Bn, 8 May 1918.
Wounded in action, 16 August 1918; admitted to 93rd Field Ambulance and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 17 August 1918 (gun shot wound to chest); discharged and rejoined unit, 9 September 1918.
On leave to England, 5 December to 19 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, France, 23 December 1918; proceeded to England, 30 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, England, 6 May 1919; marched in to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 7 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Norman', 4 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 15 August 1919; discharged, 14 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BUTLER William|