George Rowland BUTTON

BUTTON, George Rowland

Service Number: 1691
Enlisted: 14 February 1901
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
Born: Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England, 1876
Home Town: Anakie, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: School Teacher - Anakie State School, Victoria
Died: Killed in Action, Wilmansrust, Wilmansrust, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 12 June 1901
Cemetery: Middleburg Cemetery, South Africa
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Memorials: Anakie Lance Corporal George Button Memorial Plaque, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Boer War Memorial (Queen Victoria Square), Box Hill South Africa (Boer) War & China War Memorial, Geelong Boer War Memorial, Melbourne - 5th Contingent Victorian Mounted Rifles
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Lance Corporal, 1691
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Lance Corporal, 1691, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
14 Feb 1901: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Private

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Rowland BUTTON was born in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England in 1876

His parents were Harneis BUTTON & Frances Caroline Rich TREASURE who married in the Parish Church, Aberford, UK on 8th April, 1875

He enlisted to serve in the Boer War on 14th February, 1901 and was Killed in Action at Wilmansrust in South Africa on 12th June 1901

George is buried in the Old Middelsburg Municipal Cemetery in South Africa and there is a memorial plaque in his honour in the Anakie State School in Victoria, Australia (see photo)


His brother Cecil Harnies BUTTON (SN 64) also served in the Boer War