Other names: Albert Arthur
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyEgyptRamleh War Cemetery, near Tel Aviv, IsraelBrickhill, Enmore GreenMotcombe, DorsetSouth AfricaDorchesterPalestine
Story: Albert Arthur Butt was born in 1898 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Albert Charles Butt, described as a "soldier in Africa" and Martha Savina Butt (née Hoare). Albert's father served with the Dorsetshire Regiment during the Boer War and was killed in action on 26th September 1901. His mother re-married a Thomas Parsons in 1911. At the time of the 1911 Census Albert was single, a scholar and living at Brickhill, Enmore Green. He enlisted in Dorchester as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 15579). He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 20th September 1918 and was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, near Tel Aviv, in Palestine (grave id. U.30). He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.