BUTLER, Ernest Garnet
(Service number 10771)

Aliases Born Garnet Aitken Mann BUTLER (Garnet Aitken MANN)
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 2 September 1894 Place of Birth Invercargill

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Banksfield, St Andrews
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin James BUTLER (father), Renwick, Blenheim
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 1st New Zealand Cyclist Company
Date 6 May 1916
Transport Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 3 July 1951 Age 56 years
Place of Death Temuka
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 194, Plot 872
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ernest Garnet Butler was the son (maybe adopted) of James and Susan (née Daniels) Butler. James and Susan who had married in 1876 in England, came to New Zealand in 1881 with James' brother Henry and his family. Trooper E. G. Butler was among the recruits for the Tenth Reinforcements who were despatched from the South Canterbury district in mid November 1915 for camp at Trentham. Susan Butler died in 1920, aged 70 years, at Invercargil, her funeral leaving from the home of her niece Lily Shaw née Butler. James Butler probably died in January 1925, aged 71 years, at Timaru and was buried in the Timaru Cemetery. Ernest married Athol Alice Hoskin in 1923 at St Mary's, Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [20 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [20 August 2019]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [21 August 2019] Timaru Herald, 13 November 1915 (Papers Past) [12 August 2019]

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