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Full Name
William Manus Butler
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
William Manus
Surname
Butler
Also Known As
William Manns Butler
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • 4/81
  • 24/62
First Known Rank
  • Sapper
  • Rifleman
Next of Kin
W.P. Butler (father), 35 Bradhaw Street, South Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Westport, New Zealand
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
  • New Zealand Railway Engineers
  • A Company
Embarkation Date
  • 15 August 1914
  • 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Moeraki or Monowai
Destination
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
100
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
9 October 1916
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Reference
B. 18. 2.
Biographical Notes
William Butler was the son of William Patrick and Sarah U. Butler, of 35, Bradshaw St., Dunedin, New Zealand. Native of Otago. Also served with the advance party to Samoa, from Aug. to Dec., 1914.
Additional Information
Name is recorded as William Manns Butler in Nominal Rolls, as William Manus Butler in Archives New Zealand.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum