Herbert Augustus Kingsley BUTLER
Born: January, 1871
Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 4464
Birthplace: Newstead, Victoria
Parents: Edmund Charles Butler & Augusta Mary Butler nee Sircom (Note: Fathers name is listed as Edward in Service Record)
Died: 8 May, 1915
Cause: Died Of Wounds
Place of death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Burial place: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli,Turkey
Awards and Honours
- 1914-1915 Star
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
7th Battalion 2nd Reinforcement
Regimental Service Number: 1314
Enlistment date: 30 September, 1914 Melbourne
Age at enlistment: 43 years 9 months
Address at enlistment: Rockbank, Victoria
Religion: Church of England
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Mrs Augusta May Butler
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 12 st. 7 lb.
Hair: Sandy Scant
Embarkation ship: HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray.
War Service Summary
02/02/1915 Embarked for duty overseas. From arrival in Egypt, undertook training until he embarked on the Mashrobra at Alexandria
05/04/1915 Arrived at Gallipoli
08/05/1915 Listed as Missing in Action; later confirmed as Killed in action on that day.
Brother of Percy Butler Service Number 12942, who saw service in France and returned Australia in 1919.
Both served in the Boer War.
War Service Commemerated
Killed in action.
Date: 8 May, 1915
08/05/1915 – Killed in Action at Helles, Gallipoli
A witness saw Herbert at the dressing station, Cape Hella, Looking in a bad way on Sunday, May 9.
Another informant, Pte. J.J. Ross of Talbot, said that Herbert was killed in the Rest Camp while road making, at Gaba Tepe when a shell landed amongst them.
Buried at Helles Memorial, Gallipoli,Turkey. Herbert Augustus Kingsley Butler’s name is located at panel 49 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial
Red Cross record