Monday, 13 August 2007

Private John Butterworth

Born on 30 September 1879 in Oldham, Lancashire, England - husband of Louisa Butterworth, Shakespeare, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as wife, trade as farmer, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 39 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 110th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Stratford, Ontario, on 25 January 1916 (number 727378) - taken on the strength of the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 26 or 27 June 1917 - invalided sick to England on 9 January 1919.

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