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Frederick Joseph Butler was born in Preston in 1889. He was the son of William and Mary Butler (nee Norris) of 67 Hudson Street, Fulwood, Preston. 

In 1912 he married Frances Eleanor Oglethorpe in Preston.

During the First World War he served in the 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Unfortunately, his service papers have not survived. The book, Soldiers died: Vol 50, states Frederick was killed in action on 20th November 1917.

On the 20th November, the Cambrai Operations began – the 1/4th weren’t directly involved in the fighting on this date, but they did sustain a few casualties as they held the line further back.

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Rank: Private
Service No: 24536
Date of Death: 20/11/1917
Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st/4th Bn.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Pier and Face 11 A.

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One Response to 24536 PTE. F. J. BUTLER. L.N.LAN.R

  1. Vincent Gee says:

    Hi Paul, re Pte 24536 Frederick Joseph Butler, I have sent his WW1 medals to his great niece in New Zealand, who is absolutely thrilled. They were presented to her by the NZ PM John Key who arranged for their transport from UK to NZ. I am trying to find the cenotaph in Lancs where Fred would be remembered and to get a photo to send to NZ, can you assist in any way please?
    Vincent

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