|Royal Munster Fusiliers||7977||2nd Battalion, B Coy|
James was born in about 1883, at Crich, the son of George and Ann Butler. The family lived in Fritchley
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British and 14-Star medals.
Qualifying Date, 13.8.14
Butler James 7977; 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, B Coy
taken prisoner 27/8/14, Etreux; next of kin Anne Butler, 21 Andrews Ave, Larklands, Derby
PoW camp Giessen (north of Frankfurt)
28 December 1918
Private James Butler came over to Crich last week after having been a prisoner in Germany for over four years. He was attached to the Munster Fusiliers, who were captured in the retreat from Mons, Private Butler says that although the discipline has been very strict he has been treated fairly well and given a certain amount of liberty. He has been employed for a considerable time at a smelting works.
1 June 1918
News has been received from Private William Gaunt, South Staffords, that he is a prisoner of war in Germany. Nothing had been received from him since 8 April, and last week the War Office informed his wife, who is now at Nether Heage, that he was missing. A day or so previous to this, however, Private Gaunt’s card stating that he was at Limburg Larhn, had come to hand. His cousin, Private James Butler, of Crich, was interned at the same place; he was taken prisoner in September 1914. Before being called up Private Gaunt was at Cowper Lane Farm, Crich.
|George||Butler||Head||49||Machinist hosiery factory||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|
James's brother George Butler is also on the Roll of Honour.