Lance-Corporal Charles Henry Buttery
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Son of Ellen Buttery.
Died of wounds received in action, aged 23 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Monday 9 October 1916
Roll of Honour. We regret to state that
Rifleman Charles Buttery of the Jersey Company Royal
Irish Rifles has given his life for his King and Country.
This soldier was the brother of Dick Buttery, the well-known
boxer and like the former had appeared on several occasions
in the local ring. The sad news was conveyed to the
brother by Acting Regimental Sergeant Major J Le Breton,
who writes as follows
"Dear Mr Buttery, It is with deep
regret that I have to inform you that your brother Charlie
was wounded on 6 September 1916 and has since died of
his wounds. I have refrained from answering your letter
hoping that some good news of him would be forthcoming,
but we have now heard that he has died. Please convey
my heartfelt sympathy to the members of your family
in their sad bereavement. Your loss is our loss for
in him we have lost a good comrade and you have the
satisfaction of knowing that he died the death of a
British soldier on the battlefield. I enclose his identity
disc which was taken by an officer of another Regiment
and sent to me. Please accept expressions of sympathy
from the NCOs and men of the Company.
J LE BRETON.
Somewhere in Belgium. 4 October 1916".
We offer the family our sincere sympathy
in their sorrow.