Son of John Butler, Bald Hill Flat, Otago.
John Butler was Courts Martialed in South Africa and discharged. His service record contains no detail of the offence. However, it does state that he was killed at Winburg, serving with the Queenstown Rifle Volunteers. He appears in the casualty records held by Steve Watt and is listed in Watt's book, "In Memoriam" as buried in Winberg (Jack Coetze St.) Cemetery. His name does not appear on any memorial.
Submitted by: Shona Young
Relationship to casualty: Great GrandnieceAccording to John's war record, handwritten on the top of the second page, was the statement "discharged with ignominy 1900/2442, 19/4/1900". Reasons for court martial not stated. He is also document... Read More
Submitted by: Phil Beattie
Relationship to casualty: NoneThis is my brief biography on John Butler. Corrections welcome: 624 Trooper, 5 Company, 3rd NZMR Contingent Killed in action 27/8/1900 at Winburg Born ~1872 at Bald Hill Flat, Otago. Son of John and ... Read More
Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum