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Born in Fitzroy, Melbourne and a Carpenter by trade, William Henry Butterworth was 22 years and single when enlisted on the 2nd of March 1915 in the 23rd Battalion, Headquarters, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 4. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 'Euripides' on the 10th of May 1915. On the 6th of August 1916 wounded in action, France and admitted to 1st Stat Hospital suffering from Shell Shock mild and embarked for England per H.S. 'St. Andrew' at Rouen, Shell Shock and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital and reverts to rank of Lance Corporal evacuated wounded; promoted temporary corporal, France on the 14th of July 1916 and awarded Military Medal. From 27th of January to the 12th of February 1917 discharged 1st Auxiliary Hospital to furlo and recuperation Weym Shell Shock severe. Sailed from Devenport per A22 'Ayeshire' and discharged from the Australian Imperial Force 3rd Military District, Military Unit ex 'Ayrshire' on the 11th of October 1917. Embarked per 'A' 33 from England for return to Australia for discharge on the 23rd of May 1917. Recommendations (Medals and Awards) Military Medal Recommendation date: 29th of November 1915, Source: Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62, Date: 19th of April 1917. Tree No. 412