George Butler (1884–1967)


(Royal) Army Service Corps M/400082 1143 M.T. Coy

Photo courtesy Geoff Butler

George Butler

George was born and raised at Crich. A skilled framework knitter, he relocated to Ilkeston, where he married Sybil Annie Ridgard in 1910 and had a family. He enlisted with the Army Service Corps in June 1916 and was mobilised in May 1918, entering France later that year, having passed his test to drive lorries. He was discharged in Nov 1919, returned to Ilkeston and to his occupation as a framework knitter. Sybil A Butler (George's wife) died in 1934 March qtr (Basford reg district) aged 49.

Medal Index Card
Awarded the British War and Victory medals.

Service Record
George enlisted on 7 June 1916 aged 32, a married framework knitter born at Crich but living in Ilkeston. His height was 5ft 5¼in. His wife was Sybil Annie Ridgard whom he married on 20 August 1910 at Ilkeston. They had three children, George Raymond (20 June 1911), Jessie (20 July 1912) and Edwin Arthur (19 May 1916). He was mobilized 18 May 1918 and passed his test to drive lorries on 12 September 1918. He entered France through Havre on 4 November 1918 on ex SS South West Miller joining the 1143 M.T. Coy. He was discharged 4 November 1919.

His brother James William Butler is also on the Roll.


1901: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Butler Head 49 Machinist hosiery factory Crich
Ann Butler wife 54   Crich
James W Butler son 18 Cabinet maker Crich
George Butler son 16 Machine minder factory Crich
Thomas E Butler son 15 Brick & pipe maker Crich

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1911: Ilkeston

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Butler Head 26 Framework Knitter, hosiery machinist Crich
Sybil Annie Butler wife 26 Household duties Ilkeston

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1939 Register: Inglefield Road, Ilkeston
George Butler b.5 June 1884; underwear hosiery frame work knitter
Jessie Fay (Butler) b.20 July 1912
Edwin A Butler b.19 May 1916; warp knitter