Richard Leslie Oliver BUTTERS

BUTTERS, Richard Leslie Oliver

Service Number: 1863
Enlisted: 31 January 1917, Melbourne
Last Rank: Shoeing-Smith
Last Unit: 15th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Cross Forrest Roads, Cobden, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Lismore, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: State School
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Dysentry & liver abscess, Illness (Dysentery), Damascus, Palestone, France, 22 November 1918
Cemetery: Beirut War Cemetery
Grave 193, Beirut War Cemetery, Beirut, Lebanon, Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Busigny, Cambrai, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cressy & District War Memorial Gates, Cressy Foxhow State School Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

31 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1863, Camel Corps, Melbourne
10 May 1917: Involvement Private, 1863, Camel Corps
10 May 1917: Embarked Private, 1863, Camel Corps, HMAT Boorara, Melbourne
22 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Shoeing-Smith, 1863, 15th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Richard Leslie Oliver BUTTERS was born in Cross Forrest Roads, Cobden, Victoria in 1893

His parents were Richard BUTTERS & Susannah LINGENBERG who married in Victoria in 1890

He enlisted in Melbourne on 31st January, 1917 as a Private and embarked with the Camel Corp, 16th reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Boorara on 10th May, 1917

Richard died of dysentry & a liver abscess on 22nd November, 1918 and is buried in the Beirut War Cemetery - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial