Thomas Butchart

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: October 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 76275
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
  • Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 16.08.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 99 to 102 & 162 to 162A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 47 Hill Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Ellen Butchart, 47 Hill St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Jane, born 01.06.1906

More about Thomas Butchart

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Formally 154, Royal Engineers,

Thomas Butchart   76275   Sherwood Foresters

Pte. Tom Butchart, Sherwood Foresters, is officially reported missing on 16th August.  He joined in October 1915, and has been at the front since January this year.  In a letter to Mrs Butchart, who resides at 47 Hill Street, his Lieutenant states :___”Your husband was a man whom I greatly valued, and had proved his sterling worth.  He was keen, efficient, and brave, and in his constant care for members in his section when under heavy fire and in wretched weather was magnificent.”  Pte. Butchart, who was an enthusiastic member of Fairfield F. C., is a son-in-law of Mr C. C. Graham, 45 Arbroath Road, at one time a sergeant in the 1st Forfar and latterly 1st V.B.R.H.

Dundee People’s Journal 29th September 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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