Topic: AIF - 3B - 10 LHR
10th LHR, AIF
10th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Albert James Butler
Albert James Butler
|Place of birth||Sorrento, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Brother, Walter Butler, 59 Draper Street, Albert Park, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the 1st Imperial Commonwealth Contingent, South Africa; discharged at war's end, 1902.|
|Enlistment date||4 January 1915|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll||3 January 1915|
|Place of enlistment||Helena Vale, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/15/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from |
Fremantle, Western Australia on board HMAT A50 Itonus 19 February 1915
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Trooper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 3 January 1915 - 10th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 10th Light Horse, 16 May 1915.|
|Fate||Killed in Action 7 August 1915|
|Place of death or wounding|| |
The Nek, Gallipoli
|Date of death||7 August 1915|
|Age at death||33|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), Gallipoli, Turkey |
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Other details|| |
Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.
Killed in action, Walker's Ridge (the charge at The Nek), 7 August 1915. Court of Enquiry, 9 August 1915, convened to investigate the deaths at the Nek. In evidence to the Court, which found that that 'all those missing are killed in action' (3 Officers, 5 NCOs, 20 Other Ranks from the 10th Light Horse), Lt Colonel N.M. Brazier testified that he had ordered the assault on the Turkish positions,' although at this time there was a murderous hail of shrapnel, machine gun and rifle fire from the enemy, and [he] felt quite convinced few if any would return', added that 'subsequent to the assault the enemy were seen deliberately firing on the wounded'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|War Grave Register notes||BUTLER, Tpr. Albert James, 712. 10th Light Horse Regt. Killed in action 7th Aug, 1915. 10.|
|Source||AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army|
Lest We Forget
All information sourced from the Australian War Memorial, ADFA Project, National Australian Archives and the Australian Light Horse Studies Centre.
Additional Reading:The Nek, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915
Citation: 10th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Albert James Butler