Other names: Sidney
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireSemley, WiltshireFrance & FlandersWandsworth, London, SWAndover, HampshireLychett Maltravers, DorsetBlandford, DorsetArras, France
Story: 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. At the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Roseway, Begine Road, Lychett Maltravers, and was working as a skilled general builders assistant. His death was recorded at the Blandford District Registry, Dorset, in 1946.