Butler Arthur

The Commonwealth War Grave Commission has an entry on their data base for Arthur Butler. It gives us his name, regimental number and regiment and his death date. It also tells us that his parents were John and Marie Butler and that his wife was Edith Williams (presumably she had remarried after Arthur’s death) and that he was from Tybroughton, Whitchurch.  This source tells us he was buried in the Churchyard at Tallarn Green.

It is this basic information about Arthur Butler that enabled other research.

The census of 1901 records a family living in Hoole Village, Cheshire. Head of the household was John Butler aged 37, a Farm Labourer who had been born in Bronington. His wife was Maria aged 34. Their listed children were Arthur 12 (Born in Waverton Cheshire), John 10, Sarah 7, Thomas E 5. Albert 4, and Herbert 1.  Also in the household for the census was Richard Roden, brother in law and Robert Oliver a ‘friend’.

So far it has proved difficult to find Arthur on the 1911 census.

There is a medal index card on which lists Arthur’s two medals and it is this source that gives his previous regimental details.

The register of Soldiers’ Effects in which the army calculated what moneys were owed to deceased soldiers includes an entry for Arthur. It is this source that tells us that he died of jaundice in Prees Heath Military Hospital on the 7th July 1919 – when he was ‘on leave’.  His widow Edith Butler who later became Edith Williams received a total payment of £34 .. 19sh ..5d

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