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Regimental number12588
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMercantile clerk
Address37 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Olive Butterworth, 37 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton, South Australia
Previous military service80th Infantry
Enlistment date9 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 4 March 1918

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll

Meritorious Service Medal

'For good service and devotion to duty. Since the formation of his Unit this Warrant Officer has displayed zeal in the carrying out of all his duties and thoroughness in all detail entrusted to him. At the Corps Main Dressing Station, REDFARM, during the Operations at YPRES 4th and 12th October, 1917 he rendered splendid service as supervising N.C.O. and was most untiring day and night in his energy and devotion to duty, loyalty and character for the men of the Unit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1040 Lance Sergeant John Radcliffe BUTTERWORTH MM, 4th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 23 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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