Topic: James Francis BUTCHER

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NOK: Mrs JL BUTCHER (wife), Bath St, Levin later 76 Teviot St, Invercargill

Caroline remarried in 1918 to Thomas Richard Murdoch. 

‘Promoted to Glory’ Board, Salvation Army, Levin Corps, 1916.

Last Employer: GP Brown, Levin

Declared age: 34 years 10 months

Height: 5''7½"                      Weight: 145lb

Chest: 35" - 37"                    Eyes: Blue

Complexion: Fair                Hair: Brown              

Identifying marks: Tattoos - Hands and heart in back part wrist - Star & crossed flags on back of left wrist & heart, dagger & cross on back of left hand.         

Parents address: 164 Elizabeth St, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia   


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James Francis BUTCHER

Date of birth:9 February 1882
Date of death:24 September 1916
Place of birth:Tasmania, Australia
Awards:British War Medal; Victory Medal
Last known residence:Bath St, Levin
Cause of death:Died of wounds
Place of death:France
Buried where:St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. B. 18. 43
Marriage date:13 September 1913
Place of marriage:Levin by WC Nation
Spouses name:Caroline Ballantyn (née Barnett)
Spouses date of birth:abt 1894
Spouses place of birth:Gabriels, Lawrence, Otago
Spouses date of death:July 1967
Spouses place of death:Buried Otautau, Southland
Children:Stanley Tasman (b 28 July 1914 at Levin, m 1942 Anscombe née Martyn, d 24 May 1973, buried Christchurch) and Algar James (b 27 April 1916 at Levin, d 1936, buried Otautau Cemetery
Fathers name:Thomas Butcher
Mothers name:Cecilia
Siblings:2 brothers who served in AIF
Date of arrival overseas:8 February 1916
Theatres of war:Egyptian 1916; Egyptian EF 1916; Western Europe 1916
War memorial:Levin, Weraroa Peace Gates
Christian names:James Francis
Place of arrival overseas:Suez
Service number:24/1608
Date enlisted:29 October 1915
Final rank:Private, Rifleman
Regiment or service:2nd Bn Otago Regiment NZEF
User reference:2.74