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BUTLER, JOHN FITZHARDINGE PAUL

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
05/09/1916
Age:
27
Regiment/Service:
King's Royal Rifle Corps
 
2nd Bn. attd. Gold Coast Regiment, W.A.F.F.
Awards:
V C, D S O
Grave Reference:
III. C. 3.
Cemetery:
MOROGORO CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Lt. Col. Francis John Paul Butler and the Hon. Elspeth Butler; husband of Alice Amelia Butler, of Apsley House, Portfield, Chichester.

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette dated 23rd Aug., 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery in the Cameroons, West Africa. On 17th November, 1914, with a party of 13 men, he went into the thick bush and at once attacked the enemy, in strength about 100, including several Europeans, defeated them, and captured their machine gun and many loads of ammunition. On 27th December, 1914, when on patrol duty, with a few men, he swam the Ekam River, which was held by the enemy, alone and in the face of a brisk fire, completed his reconnaissance on the further bank, and returned in safety. Two of his men were wounded while he was actually in the water".

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Grave Registration Reports (GRRs) are standard forms which detail graves for which the Commission is responsible within a particular burial ground. They provide basic details of the individuals, such as name, service number, rank, regiment, unit and date of death, and are listed in Plot, Row and Grave order.
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