Other names: Frederick Arthur
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersPhilosophe British Cemetery, Mazingaree, Pas de Calais, FranceSt. James Street, ShaftesburySt. James' Church, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Frederick Arthur Butt was born in 1894 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 7th October, 1894. He was the son of Henry Butt, a gardener, and Emma Jane Butt (née Lydford). His siblings included Henry (Harry) Charles, born in 1892 and Reggie, born in 1899, who both died in the war whilst Albert Edward Butt (b.1896) served and survived. His father died in 1900. At the time of the 1911 Census Frederick was single, was working as a dray boy and living in the family home at 82 St James Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 18774). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 28th March 1918 and was buried at Philosophe British War Cemetery, Mazingaree, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. III.C.24). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ war memorials. His name also appears on the Roll of Honour inside St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. His mother was eventually awarded a dependent's pension.