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John Thomas Butler was born in Ballarat and enlisted there on 24th December 1915. He was 30 years old, single and a gardener. He was posted to the 6th Infantry Battalion, with regimental No. 2571. Later he was transferred to the 58th Infantry Battalion. On 19th July 1916 he was killed in action at Fromelles. His name is on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France.
His brother, Joseph Asquith Butler (Tree No 2310) also served. Returned to Australia September 14th 1919.
Tree No. 1786