Butler, C E J
CHARLES EDWARD JAMES BUTLER
Remembered with honour Wancourt British Cemetery: Plot VII, Row A, Grave 17.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in the front line near Fontaine-les-Croisilles. Unfortunately, Charles’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Charles in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 7 July 1917; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 15 June 1918.
Son of Lucy Ann (nee HALL) and the late Edward BUTLER; husband of Rose Elizabeth (nee GOODMAN) BUTLER of Watford.
His parents married 25 January 1879 at All Saints, King’s Langley, Herts. Edward died 1899 in the Watford district aged 41, and was buried 20 November at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley, Herts; Lucy died 7 May 1941 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 79.
Charles was born 4 July 1883 in Abbot’s Langley, and baptised 9 September 1886 at St Paul’s, Langleybury, Herts. He married 4 June 1910 at the Congregational Church, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 7 he lived in Abbot’s Langley, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, a gardener’s labourer aged 17, he still lived in Abbot’s Langley, with his widowed mother and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a domestic gardener aged 27, he lived in Watford, with his wife and no children.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)