Other names: Albert Edward
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersWimbourne Road, Bournemouth, DorsetSt. James Street, Shaftesbury
Story: Albert Edward Butt was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29th October 1896 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 29th November 1896, the son of Henry Butt and Emma Jane Butt (née Lydford). He lived most of his early life at the family home at 82 St. James Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted and joined the 1st/4th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 201800). He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals. It is known he married an Ivy R. (maiden name unknown) but no records can be found other than on the 1939 Register. He is shown as married and living at 441A Wimbourne Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, working as a Builders General Labourer. His death was recorded in Bournemouth in 1967. Albert's brothers, Henry (Harry) Charles Butt, Frederick Arthur Butt and Reggie Butt all served in the conflict but were all killed or died as a result.