St Werburgh's Roman Catholic Parish, Chester

William Patrick Butler

Pte 12th Btn Cheshire Regiment 33826

Died: 17-09-1915 age 35

The name of Pte P. Butler was on the original memorial plaque in St Werburgh’s. It was not on the Chester Town Hall Memorial Board.

The only possible person listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is the person described below. However this person does not appear to have any connection with Chester or with St Werburgh’s Parish.

In 1911 William Patrick Butler was working as an attendant in an asylum in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. He was living with his wife, Mary nee Burke, and his one year old son, George, in one of the asylum cottages.

After war broke out William Patrick Butler enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment 29881, but was later transferred to the Cheshire Regiment. He was obviously involved in the Balkan campaign and was wounded. He would have been nursed at the Hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria and was buried in Grave A.4. in Plovdiv Central Cemetery, Sofia. William Patrick Butler was entitled to receive the British War Medal and the Allied Victory Medal.