(Service number 5/679a)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||29 April 1894||Place of Birth||Oamaru|
|Date||11 October 1914||Age|
|Address at Enlistment||Sherwood Downs|
|Occupation||Labourer (Joseph Butters Snr, Sherwood Downs)|
|Previous Military Experience||8th (SC) Mounted Rifles|
|Next of Kin||Joseph BUTTERS (father), Sherwood Downs|
|Medical Information||Medically examined at Wellingotn on 9 October 1914. Height 5' 8 1/2", dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair. Slight deafness, right ear, teeth bad, weight 160lbs.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||13 April 1919||Reason||End of period of engagement|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||18 October 1962||Age||68 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Old Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Joseph Butters was the son of Joseph and Jessie (née Bisset) Butters. In 1919 at Chalmers Church, Timaru, he married Violet Louise Walton, the sister of Charles Walton who married joseph's sister in 1920.
Joseph enlisted with the Main Body at the outbreak of war, serving 4 years and 152 days abroad. He embarked for return to New Zealand aboard the SS Hororata on 1 January 1919, being discharged from service following his return to New Zealand in April 1919..
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 February 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal affairs) [12 February 2018]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [12 February 2018]
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