Private

John Butler

Conflict: 
Anglo Boer War
Additional Information: 

Son of John Butler, Bald Hill Flat, Otago.

NZ WAR GRAVES
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Biographical Notes:

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.

Public Contributions:


Submitted by: Shona Young
Relationship to casualty: Great Grandniece
According 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: None
<p>This 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 ... Read More

Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
624
Name:
John Butler
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
Miss Frances Butler (sister), 144 Ensor's Road, Opawa, Christchurch, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
01 January 1900
Occupation on Enlistment:
Farm hand
Nationality of Force:
New Zealand
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade, 3 Contingent, 1 Company

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
27 August 1900
Day of Death:
Monday
Conflict: 
Anglo Boer War

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
New Zealand Rifle Brigade.
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
12 February 1916
Transport:
HMNZT 45
Vessel:
Waitemata
Destination:
Suez, Egypt

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
No known grave or primary memorial (Watt)
Cemetery Location: 
Winburg
Free State
South Africa
John Butler
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