Lance Corporal James Butler

Private Janes Butler 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 15th September 1916, aged, 42, during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of Thomas and Ann Butler of 9 Weatherly Square, Berwick and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He fell in the action at ” Sunken Road ” near Mametz Wood where heavy casualties were suffered. 4 Officers and 114 Other Ranks were killed or missing and 7 Officers and 219 Other Ranks were wounded.

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