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BUTLER, W A N - Second Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant
WILLIAM AMOS NORRIS (W A N) BUTLER

  • Canadian Fallen Soldier - Second Lieutenant WILLIAM AMOS NORRIS BUTLER
  • Second Lieutenant
    WILLIAM AMOS NORRIS (W A N) BUTLER

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    WILLIAM AMOS NORRIS (W A N) BUTLER
    30 November 1890
    Arden, Manitoba, Canada
    13 December 1915 in Montreal, Quebec, CA
    Student
    Second Lieutenant
    Royal Air Force
    2 August 1918
    Killed in flying accident
    27 years
    EAST HARLING CEMETERY
    World War I
  • Second Lieutenant WILLIAM AMOS NORRIS BUTLER's Story

  • Born
    30 November 1890 in Arden, Manitoba, Canada
    Occupation
    Worked as a Student prior to enlisting.
    Enlisted
    13 December 1915 in Montreal, Quebec | Age: 25 years
    Buried
    2 August 1918 - EAST HARLING CEMETERY | Age: 27 years
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Interesting Facts

  • Son of William Henry and Emma Butler of Arden, Manitoba. Was a student at the University of Alberta until enlisting in the 5th Overseas Universities Co. at McGill University.

    Sailed to England on SS Olympic on April 1, 1916. Assigned to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and joined his unit in the field June 9, 1916 and on 7 September was transferred to the Canadian Overseas Railway Construction Corps to serve with his brother Albert Henry. Wounded September 15, 1916 in the Battle of the Somme. Invalided to England, recuperated and joined 2 Cadet Wing, Royal Flying Corps on 30 August, 1917. He trained at No. 2 School of Aeronautics at Denham before undertaking flying training at No. 10 Training Depot Station, Royal Air Force at East Harling.

    He was killed in a flying accident on 2 August, 1918 when his aircraft stalled while in a turn. His name is found on two Memorials: one in Neepawa, Manitoba and the other in his hometown of Arden.

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Fallen Soldiers from Arden Manitoba, Canada

Fallen Comrades of the Royal Air Force


Fallen Soldiers buried in EAST HARLING CEMETERY