Robert Frederick Butler (1898–1918), Lance Corporal (327881) formerly Private (6198) in the 1st Battalion, the Cambridgeshire Regiment, died of wounds on the western front in France on 8 March 1918 aged 19. He is commemorated on this family grave.

Robert was born in 1898 in Cambridge. He was known as Fred. Fred was the second of the four sons of Albert Edward Butler and Bertha Albina Butler (née Morley). By the time he was 13 years old he was working as a newsboy although he was still at school. Fred joined the 1st Battalion, the Cambridgeshire Regiment at Halesworth, Suffolk. He died of wounds on 8 March 1918 on the western front in France. Fred was entitled to the Victory medal and the British War medal.

Robert Frederick Butler: report of his grave being found in France

St George's Chapel Memorial in Ely Cathedral
St George’s Chapel Memorial in Ely Cathedral
Cambridgeshire Regiment Altar Piece in Ely Cathedral
Cambridgeshire Regiment Altar Piece in Ely Cathedral

 

His name is also commemorated on the memorial in St Georges Chapel Ely Cathedral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butler grave
Butler grave

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.202307, 0.13619825 – click here for location

Parish: St Paul

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837 – 1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837 – 1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837 – 1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916 – 2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858 – 1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914 – 1919

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Robert Frederick “Fred” Butler