CaptainBUTLER, JOHN FITZHARDINGE PAUL

Died 05/09/1916

Aged 27

2nd Bn.
King's Royal Rifle Corps

attd.
Gold Coast Regiment, W.A.F.F.

V C, D S O, Mentioned in Despatches

Son of Lt. Col. Francis John Paul Butler and the Hon. Elspeth Butler; husband of Alice Amelia Butler, of Apsley House, Portfield, Chichester.

Inscription

SEMPER FIDELIS

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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Buried at MOROGORO CEMETERY

Location: Tanzania
Number of casualties: 383

Cemetery/memorial reference: III. C. 3.

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Cemetery details

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.