Other names: William George
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireTapney, Near Wickham, HampshireFrance & FlandersNantes, France
Story: William George Butt was born, registered and baptised in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, simply as George, in 1893 and baptised at St. Andrew's Church on 7 May 1893 the son of George Butt and Annie Butt (nee Scott). He spent all his early life in Donhead St. Andrew. The 1911 Census show his name as now William George Butt and he remained as that throughout his Military Service and his subsequent marriage. He was living at Lone Cottage, Tapney, Near Wickham, Hampshire, when he enlisted on 23 Apr 1915 and joined the Army Ordnance Corps as a Private (Service No. 06437). He served in France and Flanders reaching the rank and Lance Sergeant. He met and married Marie Antoniette Celeste Forget in Nantes, France, on 23 Oct 1918. He was granted 14 days leave only to return to duty on the Armistice Day. He was sent on final leave prior to discharge on 12 Aug 1919 and gave his address as Barkers Hill, Donhead St. Andrew. No other information has been found at this time.