James Raymond BUTTERICK

BUTTERICK, James Raymond

Service Number: 2331
Enlisted: 25 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Appila (near Tarcowie), South Australia, 6 February 1895
Home Town: Tarcowie, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Tarcowie, South Australia, 20 September 1964, aged 69 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Tarcowie Cemetery
Plot 1 - family grave, buried with his wife, father, mother, brothers and sons.
Memorials: Orroroo District Roll of Honour WW1, Pekina War Memorial, Tarcowie Cheer Up Society to the Soldiers Memorial Hall Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

25 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
13 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2331, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2331, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Adelaide
28 Jun 1920: Discharged AIF WW1
Date unknown: Wounded 2331, 10th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Born: 6 February 1895, Appila (previously called Yarrowie), South Australia
(Birth Record South Australian 1842 - 1906 Book: 558 Page: 344 District: Fro.)

Father Daniel BUTTERICK  (d. 24/3/1935) and Mother Elizabeth Butterick (nee STAGG) (d. 21/9/1941) both buried in Tarcowie Cemetery.
George lived with his parents and siblings at Appila, prior to enlisting.

Sister:      Alice Butterick  (b. 26/4/1887 Appila - d. ____)
                (SA birth record 1842 - 1906 Book: 395 Page: 123 District: Fro.)
Brother:    Ernest Daniel Butterick  (b. Feb 1889 Appila - d. 10/9/1919)
Brother:   Walter William Butterick  (b. 15/4/1891 Appila - d. ____)
                (SA birth record 1842 - 1906 Book: 477 Page: 362 District: Fro.)
George Arthur Butterick  (b. 24/3/1893 Appila - d. KIA 23/7/1916 France)
                (SA birth record 1842 - 1906 Book: 518 Page: 422 District: Fro.)
Brother:   James Raymond Butterick  (b. 6/2/1895 Appila - d. ______)
                (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 558 Page: 344 District: Fro.)
Brother:   Victor Stanley Butterick  (b. 15/8/1896 Appila - d. _____)
                (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 590 Page: 492 District: Fro.)
Brother:   Ralph Ragner Butterick  (b. 7/7/1898 Appila - d. ___)
                (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 626 Page: 150 District: Fro.)
Brother:   Albert Powell Butterick  (b. 11/7/1900 - d. 22/7/1900 Appila, SA)
                (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 661 Page: 137 District: Fro.)
Brother:   Frank Gordon Butterick  (b. 11/1/1904 Pekina - d. ____)
                (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 724 Page: 10 District: Fro.)

Next of kin in service:
Eldest brother: S4512 Pte Ernest Daniel BUTTERICK 2nd Depot Battalion
                       suffered from double pneumonia, unable to leave Australia
                       10/9/1919  passed away, buried in Tarcowie Cemetery

Brother:           2342 Pte George Arthur BUTTERICK
                       10th Battalion  (enlisted 30/3/1915 - embarked 23/6/1915)
                       killed in action, Pozieres, France 23/7/1916

Cousin (1st):    1899 Pte Leslie Monah BUTTERICK  (from Solomontown, SA)
                       27th Battalion  (enlisted 19/5/1915 - embarked 26/8/1915)
                       killed in action, Pozieres, France, 4/8/1916

21/6/1915     Father wrote to AIF, giving consent for James to join WWI.

Described on enlisting as 20 years 5 months old; single; 5' 5" tall; 157 lbs;
fresh complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair; Methodist.

23/6/1915     completed medical - fit for service

25/6/1915     Enlisted in Keswick, SA
                    Commanding Officer appoined James to
                    5th reinforcements, 27th Infanty,  Mitcham Camp

13/10/1915   Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide on board HMAT Themistocles A32

5/1/1916       admitted to hospital, Abbassia - Mumps
26/1/1916     discharged

27/2/1916     allotted to and proceeded to join 10th battalion, ex Zeitoun
28/2/1916     transferred from 27th battalion reinforecments to 10th Battalion
                    in Serapeum

12/5/1916     to hospital sick, scarlet fever (in the field) - France
                    admitted to 1st Field Amblance (dangerously ill)
29/5/1916     transferred to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, France

20/7/1916     Embarked on board HT St David at Boulogne, France to England

21/7/1916     Cerebo spinal miningities

25/8/1916     admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, England

13/9/1916     Reported back from furlough (leave), classified Class B,B - England

23/3/1917     taken on strength 70th battalion, from 10th battalion, Westham

19/9/1917     transferred to 10th Battalion on m/o to 69th draft battalion, England

9/10/1917     proceeding overseas to France, via Southampton, ex Hurdcott

16/10/1917   taken on strength of 10th battalion from 69th draft battalion
                    ex 70th battalion, France

7/11/1917     to hospital sick, France
7/12/1917     rejoined unit from hospital

9/5/1918       wounded in action - France
                    gun shot wound left leg, compact fracture tibia

11/5/1918     invalided to UK - admitted Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton, England

19/8/1918     transferred to 1st Auxillary Hospital, Brighton, England

21/10/1918   transferred to No.1 Australian Auxillary Hospital, W'inth

14/12/1918   Returned to Australia, per Burmah
                    shell wound to left leg
21/1/1919     disembarked into Australia

28/6/1920     Discharged from service

1914-15 Star (5801); British War medal (5712); Victory medal (5662)

Married:        Emma Elsie Butterick (nee _____)
                    b. ____ - d. 7/9/1985 (79yrs) buried with James, at Tarcowie Cemetery
Children:       Leon
                    Ivan (b.___ - d. 15/4/2004, age: 65yr, buried Tarcowie Cemetery)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  31/1/2015. Lest we forget.

Thank you Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.