REGINALD ARTHUR BUTCHER

Born: 1899, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 31st August 1915; age: 16; Ipswich Military Hospital – Appendicitis. Served 198 days.

Residence: 28, Portman Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 15th February 1915; Reginald wrote that he was 19 years old. Occupation; Warehouseman – Cubitt & Sons. Height: 5ft 4 ins.

 

Rank: Driver; Service Number: 1179.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 3rd East Anglian Brigade.

 

Grave Reference:
HH.2.39.
Ipswich Old Cemetery,
Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Burman, of 28, Portman Street, Ipswich.
CENSUS
1901   29, Wingfield Street, Ipswich.

Reginald was 2 years old and living with his widowed mother & brother.
Edith May Butcher (nee Kettle), 27, a Charwomen – own account, born Leiston, Suffolk.
Percy Isaac Butcher, 4, born Ipswich.

 

1911   43, Wingfield Street, Ipswich.

Reginald was 12 years old, a News Boy/School. He was living with his mother, brother, step father & step siblings.
Harry Burman, 38, an Corporation Electric Line Labourer, born Ipswich.
Edith, 37.
Percy, 14, a Fish Merchant’s Errand Boy.
Maud May Butcher, 8, born Ipswich.
Joseph William Butcher, 6, born Ipswich.
Pamela Edith Burman, 19 months, born Ipswich.
Harry Burman, 2 months, born Ipswich.

 

Reginald’s father was Isaac Butcher, born 1866, Ipswich – died 1901, Ipswich. A Bricklayer.

 

Reginald’s step brother, Harry Burman, lost his life in the Second World War. Harry was KiA, on the 6th December 1942 at Benghazi, Libya. He was 31 years old, and ranked a Private, of the 21st Filed Ambulance, of the Royal Field Medical Corps. Harry was laid to rest at Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya.

 

 

 

 

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