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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Francis Charles BUTLER

Born 1885 in Wimbleton, Surrey, England [30: item 3176053]
Son of Francis Charles BUTLER and Annie Eleanor VANN [30: item 3176053] [324]
Departed England with his parents on the sailing ship Otago and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 4 June 1886 [69]
Also on board the same voyage of the Otaga were his mother's parents, three brothers and four sisters [69]
Resided with his parents in Dongara [225: 29-Mar-1888]
His father went to fish from the local jetty in Dongara on the night of 15 March 1888 but failed to return home [225: 29-Mar-1888]
The next day his father's body was found on the seabed under the jetty with an inquest finding he'd died from accidental drowning [225]
Labourer in Mingenew, Western Australia 1909-1916 [30: item 3176053] [50]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in Perth on 4 January 1916 [30: item 3176053]
Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighed 151 pounds and had brown eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
He had multiple distinguishing marks including scars on his nose and forehead and vaccination marks on his left arm [30]
Private 2165 in the Australian Imperial Force's 4th Australian Camel Regiment in Egypt during the First World War [30]
After being hospitalised numerous times for neuritis and sciatica he returned to Australia in early 1917 [30]
Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 2 April 1917; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Married Jane WILLIAMS in 1920 [66]
Farmer in Perenjori 1921-1937 [50]
In 1924 he grew 350 acres of crop on his farm in East Perenjori [86: 17-Jun-1924]
While in Perenjori he had the registered horse and cattle firebrand of OG8 [80: 28-Oct-1925]
Miner in Wiluna 1943-1949 [50]
Died 24 September 1951 in Brunswick, Western Australia [39: 26-Sep-1951]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Francis Charles Butler' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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