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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Frederick Butcher / Fred Butcher -

Unknown person Name : Fred Butcher

Son of William Butcher and Alice Butcher (née Guy) of Brading, Isle of Wight.

Born 1896, Haylands, Ryde.
  Census information :

1901 : William and Alice Butcher, with their children Fred aged 4, are at West Ashey. William Butcher is a Stockman.

1911 : William and Alice Butcher, with their children Fred aged 13, are at Yarbridge, Brading. William Butcher is a Stockman; Fred Butcher is a Cowman.

  Service Details :

Driver 68287 Fred Butcher, 60th Battery, Royal Field Artillery

  Casualty Details :

Died 15 September 1914 aged 18.

Commemorated at : La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Brading War Memorial
  Documents :


Thursday, October 22, 1914



We all must deeply regret to hear that the hero of Mons, Frederick Butchers, of Brading, the cowboy artilleryman, is among those who have now fallen. Butchers was the sole survivor of his battery at Mons. Although wounded, he continued to serve his gun until ordered to retire, and his gallantry has been the subject of many graphic studies in black and white, and the basis of Finnemore's picture, "The Last Gunner." The War Office have notified the parents of his death.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 5 November 2011


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