Joseph Edward (Joe ) BUTLER


BUTLER , Joseph Edward

Service Number: 2503
Enlisted: 8 March 1916, Port Pirie, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clare, South Australia , 10 July 1897
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Port Pirie Public School & Port Pirie High School and Iinternational Correspondence School (electrical engineering)
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, France , 17 January 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2503, Port Pirie, South Australia
21 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2503, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2503, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
19 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2503, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Mrs. E. J. Butler, of Jean Park, Port Pirie West, has been informed that her only son, Private Joseph E. Butler, was killed in action on January 17. Private Butler left South Australia in September last. He was well-known in Port Pirie and Laura, from which latter place he enlisted. He was only 19 years of age." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 17 Feb 1917 (


Parents Edward and Hannah Esther Butler, Jean Park, Port Pirie West, South Australia

Joseph's cousin Lieutenant Leslie Willam Butler, MC, DCM survived the war