The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Butler
First Name:
Thomas Joseph
Nick Name:
Handbrake Harry
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7469
Classification:
Driver
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
15.04.1907
Place of Birth:
Perth. Westem Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Edward Butler
Mothers's Name:
Bridget Butler
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Insurance Agent
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 3, Row E, Grave 8, Age 34.
Cause of Death:
Contracted pneumonia and died in hospital
Place of Death:
2/13th Australian General Hospital
Date of Death:
14.02.1942
Buried:
Martia Road Military Cemetery, Katong on 15.2.1942 Roman Catholic Section, Section 1 Grave No 14.

General Description

Thomas Joseph Butler married 1941 Ruby E. Hatch.

Soldier received a gunshot wound to upper chest during a bayonet charge at Hill 200 Ulu Pandan. A second witness stated the soldier was wounded in the throat.

BUTLER, T. J.
BUTLER, T. J.
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Butler, Thomas Joseph
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Butler, Pte T.J.

Maureen Prowle - neice of Thomas Butler

 

At the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore Service held at the POW Memorial, Kings Park, Sunday 12th February 2017 – Maureen Powle (nee Butler) lays wreath in memory of her late uncle Thomas Butler who died 14 February 1942.

 

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