Ernest Daniel BUTCHER

BUTCHER, Ernest Daniel

Service Number: 2823
Enlisted: 9 May 1916, Geelong, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Australian Motor Transport Company
Born: Drysdale, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Drysdale, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Occupation: Chaffeur
Died: 7 October 1973, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Memorials: Drysdale St James' Anglican Church Roll of Honor, Drysdale State School No 1645 Honor Roll

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World War 1 Service

9 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2823, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Geelong, Vic.
20 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2823, 2nd Pioneer Battalion
20 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2823, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2823, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
22 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2823, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Menin Road, Gassed. Rejoined unit 13 January 1918.
20 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2823, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Gassed (burns to arms). Rejoined unit 2 September 1918.
5 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2823, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Montbrehain
24 Jan 1919: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, Australian Motor Transport Company, France
13 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2823, Australian Motor Transport Company, RTA 13 July 1919.

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