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Buttery, C H

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Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 9 October 1916

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 31 August 1916

Jersey Boxer Wins Distinction. The many acquaintances of Rifleman Charles Buttery of the Jersey Company of the 7th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles who is a well known boxer will be pleased to hear that he has distinguished himself in the greater game and has been presented with the much coveted parchment awarded to those who show conspicuous gallantry in the field. This has been sent to the Rifleman's mother, Mrs E Buttery of Sand Street, and reads as follows "The Irish Brigade. 7563 Rifleman C Buttery 7th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. I have read with much pleasure the report of your Regimental Commander and Brigade Commander regarding your gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field on 31 July 1916 and have ordered your name and deed to be entered in the record of the Irish Division. W B HICKEY Major General Commanding 16th Irish Division." Our congratulations to the Rifleman who, we hope, will win even greater rewards.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Charles Henry Buttery

Lance-Corporal Charles Henry Buttery
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

1914-15 Star

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.

Yours sincerely,

Somewhere in Belgium. 4 October 1916"

We offer the family our sincere sympathy in their sorrow.