Other names: Reginald
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersRoisin Communal Cemetery, Roisin, Hainut, BelgiumSt. James Street, ShaftesburySt. James' Church, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburySalisbury
Story: Reggie Butt was born in 1899 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 28th May, 1899. 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 Frederick Arthur, born in 1894, who both died in the war whilst Albert Edward Butt (b.1896) served and survived. At the time of the 1911 Census he was still at school and living in the family home at 82 St James Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 36123). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 6th November 1918 and was buried at Roisin Communal Cemetery, Roisin, Hainaut, Belgium (grave id. A.2). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James' war memorials. His name can also be seen on the Roll of Honour in St. James' Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.