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Regimental number6969
Date of birth1886
Place of birthGlenorchy, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Glenorchy, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Mr T Butterworth, Glenorchy, Tasmania
Enlistment date11 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
FateKilled in Action 30 May 1918
Place of death or woundingMerris, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialBoore British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania. Parents: Thomas and Louisa BUTTERWORTH, Houghton, Glenorchy, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6968 Pte William Ernest BUTTERWORTH, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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