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As mentioned yesterday, Private Joseph Butler was killed on 8 August 1915, alongside his friend and colleague from Mander Brothers, Frederick Bradley.

However, we have very little information about Butler. It is presumed that he was about the same age as Frederick Bradley, so he is probably the Joseph Butler whose birth is registered in Wolverhampton in the June quarter of 1894. Like Bradley, he served in the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment. The Express & Star article states that he lived at Hart’s Road, Wednesfield so, like Bradley, he is commemorated on the Wednesfield Village Roll of Honour and the Mander Brothers memorial.

But his entry on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site contains very little information, so if anybody can fill out more details, please get in touch!

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