Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1883, Blandford, Dorset.

Died: 2nd March 1916; age 33; KiA. Served 316 days.

Residence: Social Settlement, 135, Fore Street, Ipswich.

Employed for 12 years, as a Fitter at the Plough Works, for Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 21st April 1915;  Height: 5ft 4ins.



Home: 21st April 1915 – 4th August 1915.

B.E.F. France 5th August 1915 – 2nd March 1916.


Date of Entry Therein: 5th August 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/10198;

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge’s Own, (Middlesex Regiment), 11th Battalion.

Formally Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 99 to 101,

Loos Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1891   14, Grey Friars Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 7 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

William Butt, 32, an Assurance Agent, born Frome, Somerset.

Sarah Anne Butt (nee Griss), 33, born Ipswich.

Berthold William Harold Butt, 10, born Newbury, Berkshire.

William Ewart Butt, 5, born Blandford, Dorset.


1901   Social Settlement, 135, Fore Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 17 years old, a Weaver of Silk. He and his brothers were living with his parents at their place of employment, with their employer and 3 other employees.

William, 41, Caretaker of the Social Settlement.

Sarah, 43, Housekeeper of the Social Settlement.

Bertie, 20, a Clerk at Shipping Works.

William, 15, a Gas Fitter.


1911   Social Settlement, 135, Fore Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 27 years old, a Tool Fitter at the Foundry. He was living with his parents at their place of employment with his brothers.

William, 50, Caretaker of Club.

Sarah, 50, Caretaker of Club.

Berthold, 30, a Telephone Operator.

William, 24, a Gas Fitter.

1 boarder

1 servant.


Soldiers’ Effects to Sarah Butt – mother.


Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, also the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich, and on the  IPSWICH ODDFELLOWS LODGE WW1 MEMORIAL

A family note Nigel Williams.:

Frederick’s brother, Berthold, a Lance Corporal for the Suffolk Regiment, was awarded the military medal for rescuing a gun by retrieving it from over the enemy lines. His brother, William, a Private for the Royal Army Service Corps, was at Gallipoli where he was wounded with shrapnel to the eye and abdomen and was sent to Dublin for convalescence.



Duke of Cambridge’s Own, (Middlesex Regiment), 11th Battalion:

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  • Thank you so much for this information.Frederick Charles Butt was my Great uncle.Yours Sincerly Nigel Williams.


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