Private Fred Butler
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 3243

Battalion : 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived at Duffield, Derbyshire. Son of George and Hannah Butler, of 5, Tamworth Cottages, Duffield. He enlisted 31st October 1914 at Belper, Derbyshire. He went to France 3rd March 1916 and sustained gunshot wounds to his left thigh on the 1st July 1916 at Gommecourt, France, on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme, and was treated at 41 Casualty Clearing Station, Doullens, France, 2nd July 1916. He was admitted to No. 2 General Hospital Le Havre, France 3rd July 1916 and died of wounds 5th July 1916.

Buried/Commemorated : Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Div. 19. II. 4.

His brother Private John Butler 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.

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Private Fred Butler is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Aulkmund's Church War Memorial, Duffield, Derbyshire.
Duffield War Memorial, Duffield, Derbyshire.