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John Gossett Honeywill Butts

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 69), Page: 30 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 69), Page: 30 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Gossett Honeywill AWMM
  • Surname
    Butts AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Gossett John Honywill Butts AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 53313 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 December 1875 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 April 1917 AWMM Aronui, High Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Thomas McDougall Butts (brother), Bank of New Zealand, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 July 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 53313 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 April 1917 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    Accountant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10.5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 12 June 1918 AWMM
    Discharged being no longer physically fit for War Service on account of myalgia and neureasthenia AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Edward Dury Butts and Sarah Manning Butts.

    He had typhoid as a child.

    An accountant with C/o Mackerras & Hazlett Ltd., Dunedin before enlistment.

    Attested in January 1917, duty commenced 12 April 1917.

    Arrived with the 28th Reinforcements, then Classed B3 and transferred to auditors office in NOvember 1917.

    September 1917 forfeited pay for refusing to obey an order.

    November 1917 detailed to Headquarters, Pay Department, London

    Appointed Acting (temporary) Sergeant whilst with Auditors, Headquarters, London.

    Recommended for discharge as permanently unfit for Active Service.

    He did not perform any military duties during the War.

    Name listed as Gossett John Honywill Butts on the Cemetery record AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1958 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block E Row 52 Plot 042 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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