Harold Charles BUTTERS


BUTTERS, Harold Charles

Service Number: 745
Enlisted: 1 May 1916
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 36th Heavy Artillery Group
Born: Green Ponds, Tasmania, Australia, 11 April 1893
Home Town: Kempton, Southern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 10 July 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 69
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 745, 36th Heavy Artillery Group
30 Sep 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 745, 36th Heavy Artillery Group
30 Sep 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 745, 36th Heavy Artillery Group, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Butters had been serving in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery at Fort Nelson, Hobart prior to enlisting. He married in Sydney just prior to embarking overseas.

He was killed instantly by an aeroplane bomb near Nieuport in Belgium, near where the 36th Heavy Artillery Group were stationed for a time.