Gordon Robert Butt

First Name: 
Gordon
Middle Name: 
Robert
Last Name: 
Butt
Mother's Name: 
Jane (nee Richardson)
Father's Name: 
Robert Butt
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, June 19, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, April 9, 1917
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Gordon Butt (Service No 2564) was born in Albury, NSW about 1896. At the time of enlistment he was a single 19 year old clipper at Helensburgh who had served 12 months in the CMF. He embarked on HMAT A54 Runic on 9th August 1915 with 8th Reinforcements 1st Battalion and saw service on Gallipoli. After the evacuation he spent time in Egypt.

Gordon was then sent to the Western Front. On 9th April 1917 at Demicourt France he was killed. His Red Cross file states he was shot in the head by a German Officer while clearing a German Trench. He was serving in 3 Platoon A Company at the time.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at
Villers-Bretonneaux. His brother Frank Butt (Service No 3794) served at the Weston Front and returned to Australia in June 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BUTT G R

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Private Gordon Robert Butt 1896 - 1917

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Gordon Robert Butt was my great uncle. I have a photo of him but he is not in uniform if you are interested

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