Other names: Henry Charles (Harry)
Locations in this story: Motcombe, ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersSerre Road Cemetery No. 1St. James Street, ShaftesburySt. James' Church, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Harry Charles Butt was born in 1892 in Motcombe, Shaftesbury. He was the son of Henry Butt, a gardener, and Emma Butt. His siblings included Frederick Arthur, born in 1894 and Reginald, born in 1899. At the time of the 1911 Census Henry was living in the family home at 82 St James Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 14923). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 26th September 1916 and was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No. 1 (grave id. VIII.E.16). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ war memorials. He also appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.