BUTLER, Private Alfred Charles

BUTLER, Private Alfred Charles   (On Nelson Cenotaph as A.C. Butler)

Regimental Number: 442346

Military Unit: Canadian Infantry, British Columbia Regiment, 7th Battalion

Date of Death: 3 June, 1916 (Mount Sorrel)

Age at Death:   37

Place of Burial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium (no known grave)


Attestation: 19 May, 1915, Vernon Camp (witness W. Swannell) (54th Battalion)

Previous Military Experience:

Date and Place of Birth: 18 March, 1879; Merton, Surrey, England

Occupation: Jute Manufacturer                                

Residence: Nelson, BC (212 Latimer St.)

Next of Kin: Mrs. A.C. Butler (Wife), Nelson, BC

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status:   Married            

Newspaper items; Letters; Other information:

Enlisted in Nelson with the 54th Battalion in the spring of 1915.

7th Battalion War Diary:

3 June/16—During morning 2 companies make counter attack, successful but suffered severely in casualties. Intense bombardment all night and during this day. Bn consolidated positions gained. Beautiful weather. Battalion relieved at night during which enemy attacked on our front and repulsed.

Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War. (Library and Archives Canada):

Killed in action, vicinity of Maple Copse.