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John T. Butler

Private

58th Infantry Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Palustris
  • Planted By: E. Steele
  • Plaque: 1786

Additional Info

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Biography

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

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour