In Flanders Fields….Albert Butler

Albert Thomas BUTLER

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18

Meaulte Military Cemetery

Meaulte Military Cemetery

Rank: Private
Service No: 14452
Regiment/Service: Northamptonshire Regiment 6th Battalion
Died: 29/12/1915 – Killed in action
Cemetery: Meaulte Military Cemetery – Grave: A. 27.

Personal Information

According to the 1911 census Albert was born in Birmingham. His sister, Amy, was 11 years older than him and by 1911 he was living with her and her husband Frank Dainty and his young nephew, Raymond, in West Street in Geddington.

At 14 years old Albert was already earning his living as a painter and carpenter. When war broke out he chose to enlist immediately and is registered as a Private in the 6th Battalion, Northants Regiment from 7th September 1914. He was just 17 years old.

His sister Amy, as his next of kin, was informed that he was killed instantly on 29th December 1915 when a German shell burst in his trench.