Born: 1885, Ipswich.
Died: 8th March 1917; age 31; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 12525
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion attached 35th Mortar Battery.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Emily Butcher, of 9, Grimwade Street, Ipswich.
1891 4, Kemball Street, Ipswich.
Oliver was 5 years old and living with his mother & siblings.
Emily Butcher (nee Harris), 34, a Laundress, born Ipswich.
Edith Emily Butcher, 11, born Ipswich.
William Frederick Butcher, 9, born Ipswich.
Edwin Arthur Butcher, 3, born Ipswich.
Miriam Eva Butcher, 1 month, born Ipswich.
In 1891, at 8, Marlborough Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, Oliver’s father William Butcher, 33, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich, was a boarder at the home of 49 year old, George Ratcliffe, Blacksmith for S.W.R.
1901 4, Grimwade Street, Ipswich.
Oliver was 16 years old, a Bricklayer’s Apprentice. He was living with his parents & siblings.
William, 43, a Foreman Bricklayer.
Ethel, 21 a Stay Fanner.
William, 19, a Bricklayer.
Violet Marie Butcher, 8, born Ipswich.
Frederick Alfred Butcher, 3, born Ipswich.
1911 9, Grimwade Street, Ipswich.
Oliver was 25 years old, a Bricklayer – Builder. He was living with his parents, siblings & niece.
William, 53, a Bricklayer – Builder.
Edwin, 24, a General Labourer.
Marian, 20, a Domestic Servant.
Beryl Irene C. Butcher, 1, born Ipswich – died 1912.
Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion: