Albert Edward Butt

Surname: Butt
Other names: Albert Edward
Other people in this story:
Henry Butt
Emma Jane Butt née Lydford
Henry (Harry) Charles Butt
Frederick Arthur Butt
Reggie Butt
Ida Rose Golding
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Bournemouth, Hampshire

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 Nos.  3850 & 201800).  He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge on 2 May 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   The 1921 Census shows him living back  at 82 St. James Street with his,by then, widowed mother working as a Farm Labourer.   He married Ida Rose Golding in Bournemouth, Hampshire, during 1934.   The 1939 Register shows him at 441A Wimbourne Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, now 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.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Frederick Arthur Butt
Reggie Butt
Henry Charles Butt