Frank Butler 1895 – 1918

BUTLER_Fhttp://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/516398/BUTLER,%20F

Army Cycling Corps Military Badge
Army Cycling Corps Military Badge

H Sellers & F Butler

Frank is pictured on the right with his friend Harry Sellers/Sellors stood beside him, Harry also lost his life during the War.

Army Cycling Corps at rest Courcelles, March 1917
Army Cycling Corps at rest Courcelles, March 1917 (Imperial War Museum Q5058)

http://www.1914-1918.net/armycyclistcorps.html

List of what Frank's family received back after his death
List of what Frank’s family received back after his death
Letter from Frank's mum requesting his Cap badge & Medals
Letter from Frank’s mum requesting his Cap badge & Medals

Private Frank Butler
Much regret was felt in the district on account of the death of Pte. Frank Butler, of the Middlesex Regiment, younger son of Mrs Butler, of 15, Windsor Road, Fairfield. Who has passed away at Rouen, as a result of an attack of pneumonia. Pte. F. Butler has served continuously since September 1914, and seen much service on the Western Front. He was over on leave last February. Much sympathy will go out to Mrs Butler. Her elder son who is in the Army is also in hospital.

Report from The Buxton Advertiser 23rd November 1918, researched 2014

Born: 19th June1895 Fairfield, registered Chapel-en-le-Frith Vol 7b Page 840 J/A/S.

1898 Frank started North Road School on the 18th July 1898 @ the age of 3. Frank had an older brother George born 25th February 1893, George started school on 15th February 1897, George died aged 70yrs in 1963.
1901 Census: Living at 2 Windsor Road, Fairfield aged 5yrs. The family are incorrectly transcribed as Butter.

1910: . Franks father Richard Butler died on 11/3/1910 aged 42.
1911 Census: Living @ 15 Windsor Road, Fairfield aged 15yrs. Frank’s occupation is a Painters Apprentice.

Franks Mother Sybil a Widow, Sybil is listed as a Boarding House Keeper,  (Sybil died in 1946 aged 81yrs).

1911 Census
1911 Census
15 Windsor Road (2014) the home Frank left to go to War
15 Windsor Road (Stenson 2014) the home Frank left to go to War

 

 

Leave a Reply