Born 11th June 1875 to Richard Butler and Sarah Dilworth of Longford Tasmania, he died of peritonitis June 1, 1900, in the hospital at Germiston. Private Butler was 25 years of age, having been born at Longford, and was a farm labourer. He left Launceston on the 18th January with a draft of 45 men, and joined the First Contingent at Bloemfontein in April.
A note from Major Wallace Brown to his father states that he participated in the “fighting at Brandfort, Vet River, Zand River and also in a skirmish at the Vaal River, and gains the Johannesburg clasp. He was admitted to the hospital at Germiston on the 30th May 1900.
According to the dates he died the day after he was admitted into the hospital.
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