World War One Butler Soldier


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Posted by Tom Weingart on November 08, 19109 at 04:24:14:

An article appeared in the Daily Mail website on 06 November 2009 about an effort to discover the identities of British and Australian WWI soldiers found in a mass grave in Fromelles, France:

http://tinyurl.com/ylh9cea

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has established potential DNA matches in Britain and Australia for half of the soldiers, but need to find relatives of the others. Further information is available at:

http://www.cwgc.org/fromelles

The casualty lists for the soldiers with no known relatives can be downloaded as PDF files from this link:

http://www.cwgc.org/fromelles/?page=english/the-project/casualty_lists

There is a British soldier, Private Sidney Butler, with no known relatives who appears on the list. His hometown was Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England and had the Service Number 202028. He served in the 2nd/4th battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. The casualites at Fromelles occurred on 19-20 July 1916.

Perhaps someone here might be related to Private Sidney Butler.


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