Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1

Henry Charles (Harry) Butt

Surname: Butt
Other names: Henry Charles (Harry)
Other people in this story:
Henry Butt
Emma Jane Butt nee Lydford
Frederick Arthur Butt
Reggie Butt
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, Serre, Pas de Calais, France
St. James Street, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
The Brickyard, Maperton, Wincanton, Somerset

Story:
Harry Charles Butt was born in 1892 in Motcombe, Shaftesbury. He was always known as 'Harry' for all purposes. He was the son of Henry Butt, a gardener, and Emma Jane Butt (nee Lydford). His siblings included Frederick Arthur, born in 1894 and Reggie, born in 1899, who both died in the war. His father died in 1901. At the time of the 1911 Census Harry was boarding with a family at The Brickyard, Maperton, Wincanton, Somerset, where he was employed as a farm labourer. The rest of the family lived at 82 St James Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 14923). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on 26th September 1916 and was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, Serre, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. VIII.E.16). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ war memorials. He also appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives