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Alexander Edward Butler

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 99 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Butler AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Lex Butler AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/388 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ohakune, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.A. Butler, Ohakune, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/388 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Joseph Alexander and Alicia Butler, of Ohakune. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    White House Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM II.A.2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Alexander Edward Butler (Lex), died of wounds, aged 25 years, was educated at Palmerston North High School, where he passed his matriculation examination, solicitor's general knowledge, and medical preliminary with a view to following the medical profession. He was then compelled to discontinue his studies, owing to defective eyesight, and decided to take up farming as a means of livelihood. He enlisted in the main body with both mounted and infantry, but was twice turned down on account of his eyesight. He then enlisted in the second reinforcement as a stretcher-bearer, joined up with the Main Body in Egypt, saw service on the canal, participated in the landing at Gallipoli on April 25, also the evacuation; since when [sic] he had seen continual service on the western front in France. A younger brother, Ernest, is now serving in France. (Auckland Weekly News, 1 November 1917, p. 22) AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Rest in Peace from Tauranga. Lex was my Grand fathers Brother Not forgotten

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 99 AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 1 November 1917, p. 22. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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