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Sunday, 19 January 2014

* Lieutenant George Victor Butler

The Erasmian June 1918

'WE very much regret to announce the death of two more Old Boys who have fallen in France.
Lieut. George Victor Butler (1895-1905), 2/5 Lincolnshire Regiment, was killed on March 23rd at Ervilliers, on the ArrasBapaume Road, in France. He was 30 years of age. When war broke out he joined the 7th (Pals) Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and in less than six months obtained his Commission. He had seen nearly three years' service in Flanders and France. His colonel spoke of him as a most promising officer, and the adjutant wrote that on the day of his death he had rendered splendid service to the battalion, and several times got the artillery to the help of his men when they were sorely in need of it. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Butler, of Sutton, and all his three brothers are in the army.'

George Victor Butler Lieutenant Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd/5th Battalion. 23/03/1918 29 Rathgar, Dublin Dublin Killed in action Son of Joseph Marshall MacDermott Butler and Margaret Mary Butler, of 3, Rhoda Villas, Sutton, County Dublin. 

Irish Times. Butler-March 26, killed in action, George Victor Butler, Lieutenant Lincoln regiment, son of J Marshall and Metu(?) Butler, Suncroft, Sutton, County Dublin.

Irish Independent; Lieutenant G V Butler, son of Mr J M Butler, Suncroft, Sutton, County Dublin (on March 26). Special Memorial Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery in France. in France.

Source: Tom Burnell, war historian

Lieutenant George Victor Butler, Lincolnshire Regiment, who was killed in action in March last, was the second son Mr. J. Marshall Butler, Suncroft, Sutton, Co, Dublin, he joined the Pals’ Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on its formation, and subsequently obtained his commission in the Army Service Corps, being afterwards transferred to the Lincolnshire Regiment, In which he was serving when he fell.He was educated in the High School, Harcourt Street, Dublin. Three of his brothers are at present on active service,

Irish Life magazine, 26 April 1918 (David Power)

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