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Private Arthur William Butler (16654)

9th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 39th Brigade, 13th Division

Capbadge of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library

Burial/Commemoration: Kirkee India

Nature of Death: Died Mesopotamia 20/10/1916

Age: 26

Education: Malvern Wells C.E. School

Arthur Butler was born in Welland. He was educated in Malvern Wells and joined the army at Warwick – being posted to a Kitchener’s Battalion, the 9th. At this time he gave his home address as Upper Welland. This unit was part of the ‘Lucky’ 13th Division which served at Gallipoli [1], in Egypt [2] and later in Mesopotamia [3]. Most men who served with the Division would not have described the theatres of war in which they served as ‘lucky’ despite wearing a horseshoe as their divisional sign.

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[1] Gallipoli: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_Campaign

[2] Egypt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Eastern_theatre_of_World_War_I

[3] Mesopotamia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesopotamian_campaign

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