Pte. J Butler (picture from Buxton Advertiser) son of Mrs Mills of Cross Street, who has been home on leave has returned to his military duties this week. He took a hand in the bell-ringing on Sunday morning and evening at the Parish Church and his many friends in the district were glad to see him back amongst them and wish him the best of luck wherever his country calls him.
Joseph Ernest Butler was born on 13th November 1895, he was christened at St Peters on 8th December 1895 the son of James & Agnes Butler. Joseph started North Road School on 22nd March 1899, the family then were living on Alma Street. In 1911 Joe was working as a Caddie at the local Golf Course, he was 15yrs old and at the time the family were living at 65 Queens Road, Fairfield.
There are 3 marriages for John Ernest Butler, 1919 to Bertha Mellor, registered in Chapel-en-le-Frith, 1923 Elsie M Higginbottom registered in Chapel-en-le-Frith, 1946 Ethel Hilda Holland Cannock, Staffordshire possibly a third marriage for them both.