Thomas Carter Winchester BUTLER

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BUTLER, Thomas Carter Winchester

Service Number: 2783
Enlisted: 13 November 1916, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Jika Jika, Victoria, 1891
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Bright State School, Victoria
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of illness (broncho pneumonia), 4th Scottish Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 October 1918
Cemetery: Glasgow Western Necropolis
Row N, Grave 7
Memorials: Bright Memorial Clock Tower, Rutherglen War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Broadmeadows, Victoria
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2783, 37th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2783, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
16 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2783, 37th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Thomas Carter Winchester BUTLER was born in 1891 in Jika Jika, Northcote, Victoria - he enlisted under the name of Thomas William BUTLER

His Mother was Minnie (Mary Ann) BUTLER - father unknown

She married Henry Elisha WILLIAMS in 1898 in Bright, Victoria

Thomas has previous service with the C.M.F. for 5 weeks before he enlisted on 13th November, 1916 with the Australian Army - he was with the 37th Battalion, 6th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Medic on 16th December, 1916

He was on leave on 10th October, 1918 when he developed pneumonia - he died on 16th October, 1918 at the 4th General Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland - he is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis, Scotland and also honoured on the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal

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