Other names: Edwin Albert
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireFrance & FlandersTisbury, WiltshireDonhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Story: Edwin Albert Butt was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 25 Nov 1892 and baptised there on 5 Feb 1893 the son of James Butt and Elizabeth Mary Butt (nee Lampard). He spent his early life in Semley living at Barkers Hill. He had enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 12814). He served with the 6th Battalion in France and Flanders from 13 Jul 1915 where he suffered gun shot wounds to the left shoulder. He was eventually discharged as being unfit for further service on 29 Apr 1916 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 14023 plus a pension which was commuted to a final gratuity in 1921. He was further awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. His marriage to Ethel May Edmunds was registered in Tisbury, Wiltshire, in early 1932. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Gutch Common, Semley, Wiltshire, working as a Gardener. His death was recorded at Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1970 and he was buried at Donhead St. Andrew Cemetery, Wiltshire. His brothers, Ernest Leslie Butt and Wilfred James Butt both served but died during the conflict.