Butler, W P
WILLIAM PATRICK BUTLER
Remembered with honour Plovdiv Central Cemetery: Row A, Grave 4.
He attested 29 November 1915 in London: an asylum attendant aged 32 of Watford, 5’8″ tall, married with five children. He was formerly Private 29881 Bedfordshire Regiment; transferred to the Cheshire Regiment 19 October 1916, and went to Salonika 10 November 1916. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at Philippoplis, Bulgaria, from sudden collapse after malaria whilst a prisoner-of-war.
Possibly son of John and Alice BUTLER; husband of Mary (nee BURKE) BUTLER).
John and Alice married 30 June 1881 at New Bermingham Roman Catholic Church, Co Tipperary.
William was born c1883 in Kilkenny, Ireland, and married 29 November 1909 in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, he is assumed to be living in Ireland, where the 1891 Census has not survived. On the 1901 Irish Census, a farmer’s son aged 18, he lived in Trenchardstown, Kilkenny, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, an asylum attendant aged 18, he lived in Abbot’s Langley, Herts, with his wife and one child.
Date of death17/09/1918
Age at death35
Place of death
- 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)