Richard John BUTTON

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BUTTON, Richard John

Service Number: 1890
Enlisted: 28 March 1916, Enlisted at Mount Gambier
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yahl Paddock, South Australia, Australia, 10 February 1889
Home Town: Yahl Paddock, Grant, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Noreuil, France, 2 April 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Special Memorial A, 10 Headstone inscription reads: Their glory shall not be blotted out
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Mount Gambier War Memorial, Yahl Memorial Hall Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

28 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1890, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Mount Gambier
13 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1890, 50th Infantry Battalion
13 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1890, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward Button and Mary Jane (nee Hill) Button of Yahl Paddocks, Mt Gambier, SA; brother of Edith Evelyn Button, Albert Edward Button, Frederick William Button, Daisy Gertrude Button, Ruby Ellen Button and Gladys Annie Button

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal