Alfred Harry BUTLER

BUTLER, Alfred Harry

Service Number: 21181
Enlisted: 6 October 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 9th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Notting Hill, London, 27 December 1896
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Carbonic Acid (Foul Air) Suffocation, Black Gin Creek, Alton Downs, 29 November 1925, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

6 Oct 1915: Enlisted
11 May 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 21181, 9th Field Artillery Brigade
11 May 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 21181, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney

My great Uncle

Alfred Harry Butler was my great uncle. He immigrated to Queensland from England with the help of the charity "Friends of the Poor" in April 1915. In October 1915 he enlisted with the Australian Military Forces and served on the Western Front. He was eventually discharged in January 1920.
He worked on a farm in Alton Downs until his death. He died on 29 November 1925 when he went to the aid of George Crook who had collapsed whilst inspecting a disused well. Both were overcome by foul air and drowned in 3ft of water.

Clive Butler

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