Butlin, S F
SIDNEY/SYDNEY FRANK BUTLIN
Remembered with honour Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery: Plot V, Row E, Grave 26.
He enlisted in Westminster, and was formerly Private 200723 Royal Fusiliers. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 August 1915, and died at Valenciennes of wounds received in action [or of sickness whilst a Prisoner of War]. Unfortunately, Sidney’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an In Memoriam for Sidney in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 2 August 1919.
Son of Arthur William and Charlotte Annie (nee SIMMONS) BUTLIN of Watford.
His parents married 19 September 1876 at St Paul’s, West Hackney, London. Charlotte died 1936 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 23 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Arthur died 1940 in Palmers Green, London N.13, aged 87, and was buried 25 July, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Sidney was born 1890 in Stoke Newington, London, and baptised 11 July 1890 at St Paul’s, West Hackney. He resided in Oxhey, Herts, and worked as a clerk at the Railway Clearing House.
On the 1891 Census, aged 9 months he lived in Hornsey, Middx, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he lived in Tottenham, London, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a railway accountant aged 20, he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death25/08/1918
Age at death28
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)