Sidney Butt

Surname: Butt
Other names: Sidney
Other people in this story:
George Butt
Annie Butt née Scott
Rosa May Butt née Hickman
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Semley, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Wandsworth, London, SW
Andover, Hampshire
Lychett Maltravers, Dorset
Blandford, Dorset
Arras, France
Bournemouth, Hampshire

Sidney Butt was born in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 17th January 1886 and baptised there on 14th February 1886, the son of George Butt and Annie Butt (née Scott).    He spent his early life in Donhead St. Andrew before moving to Semley, Wiltshire.   He married Rosa May Hickman in Andover, Hampshire, on 10th September 1914 where they set up home.  There is no record of any children of the marriage.  Sidney enlisted on 11th December 1915 and was mobilized on 30th May 1916, joining the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 24809).  He served in France & Flanders. In action near Arras, France, he received a serious gun shot wound to the head and neck on 17th June 1917.  He was duly repatriated to the UK and by 25 Jun 1917 was a patient in the 3rd London Hospital, Wandsworth, London, SW.  He was declared physically unfit for further duty and discharged on 19th December 1917.  He was medically assessed and received a 100% war pension.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals plus the Silver War Badge No. 294620. The 1921 Census shows him living at 227 Stewart Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, undergoing training with the Ministry of Labour as a Watch and Clock Repairer.  At the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to Roseway, Begine Road, Lychett Maltravers, and was now working as a skilled general builders assistant.  His death was recorded at the Blandford District Registry, Dorset, in 1946.


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