BUTLER, Joseph

Service Number: 104
Enlisted: 1 October 1899
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent
Born: Longford, Tasmania, 11 June 1875
Home Town: Longford, Northern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (Peritonitis), Germiston, South Africa, 1 June 1900, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Germiston (Primrose) Cemetery
Primrose, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Boer War Memorial, Launceston Boer War Memorial, Perth War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 104, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent, The Boer Offensive
1 Oct 1899: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 104

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement

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"From a private letter from the front it is stated that Joseph Butler, of the Tasmanian Contingent, is dead." - from the Zeehan and Dundas Herald 30 Jul 1900 (



The Commandant of the Forces (Colonel Legge) has received the following letter from Major Cameron, commanding the Tasmanian Contingent in South Africa:-  

EDENDALE, July 1, 1900. Sir,- I regret to have to report the death of No. 104 Private J. Butler, of the Second Contingent, which took place near Johannesburg on the 1st June. The cause of death was acute peritonitis..." - from the Hobart Mercury 10 Aug 1900 (