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.


Grave Reference:


Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery,




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.

Emily, 44.

Ethel, 21 a Stay Fanner.

William, 19, a Bricklayer.

Edwin, 13.

Miriam, 11.

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.

Emily, 54.

Edwin, 24, a General Labourer.

Marian, 20, a Domestic Servant.

Frederick, 12.

Beryl Irene C. Butcher, 1, born Ipswich – died 1912.



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