Spencer Norman BUTTFIELD

BUTTFIELD, Spencer Norman

Service Number: 3481
Enlisted: 4 October 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beltana, South Australia, Australia, 4 August 1893
Home Town: Wagin, Wagin, Western Australia
Schooling: Wagin Public School, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation: Printer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 31 May 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wagin & District Honour Roll, Wagin War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3481, Perth, Western Australia
17 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3481, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
17 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3481, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Fremantle
31 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3481, 28th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3481, 28th Infantry Battalion, GSW abdomen and arm (severe)

Basic info

*Buttfield, Spencer Norman. 3481,
 Private 8/28th Battalion. Born 4 August 1893
at Beltana S.A. Enlisted Perth, W.A. 4 October 1915. Printer 22 years, single - Address: 152 Carr Street, West Perth W.A.
Embarked Fremantle 17 January 1916 on board HMAT A30 Borda. N.O.K. (Mother) Mrs. Helen Jane Buttfield, 152 Carr Street, West Perth, Western Australia. Served on Western Front. Died of wounds
 Armentieres, France, 31 May 1916, 8 Casualty Clearing Station, France aged 22. Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Entered the line in France, 16 April 1916. He was shot at night at Armentieres, and died at Bailleul, France. "His CO wrote to his mother commending him on his devotion and fortitude in suppressing any cries that would betray the wiring party to the enemy." (details from brother).

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Spencer Norman BUTTFIELD was born on 4th August, 1893 in Beltana, South Australia

His parents were Felix Montgomery BUTTFIELD and Helen Jane DOIG who married on 5th December, 1877 in Sliding Rock, SA

His brother Leslie Doig BUTTFIELD (SN 7684) served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919

Another brother Sidney Moir BUTTFIELD (SN 4840) served in WW1 and returned in 1919