Mrs. Jessie Butler, mother, of 244 Great College Street, London, England
Place of Birth:
St. Pancras, London
Country of Birth:
Prisoner of War:
5 Feet 8 Inches
NAC Reference: ^ra1340-48
Royal Canadian Dragoons
Awards and Decorations
Previous military service of 6 years and 70 days with 7th Hussars; and, 64 days with 3rd Hussars.
On June 8, 1916 while his Regiment was resting in billets behind the front line, near Hesdin, 22 km. west of St. Pol, Trooper Butler picked up his rifle and without warning walked over to Trooper Edward Mickleburgh and fired 5 rounds into killing him instantly.
Tried for Murder on June 24, 1916 and shot by firing squad at 4 a.m. July 2, 1916 at Bussy-les-Daours on the Somme.