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Albert Butler, Age 23

Private, 11754, 6th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

KSLI cap badge
K.S.L.I Regiment Cap Badge.

Albert was the eldest son of Mr Albert and Mrs Elizabeth Butler of 16 Old Park. He was a keen footballer and was the Captain of the Dawley Bank Institute Club when they won the Sir C.S Henrys Cup; he was also a well-known bird fancier.

Albert was killed in action on December 1st 1915 when a piece of shrapnel hit him in the chest killing him within seconds, at the time his battalion were holding trenches in the Lille area of the front and a few minutes later at 4.30pm, were due to be relieved by the 6th Battalion O.B.L.I, the War diary reported 1 Private KIA and 1 L/Cpl committed suicide during their tour of duty in the trenches.

Albert is buried in the Rue-David Cemetery, Fleur-Baix, in grave 1.C.23

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Pension Card

WWI Medal Rolls Index Card

WWI Medal Rolls Index Card


victory-medal britishwar-medal 1914-15 Star
Victory Medal British War Medal 1914-15 Star Medal