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Private Charles William Matthew Butlin
14339 7th Battalion Queen’s Royal West Surreys

Husband of Mrs F E Butlin (later Tester)

Died 18th November 1916

Aged 25 years

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.

Rushden Echo, 5th January 1917, transcribed by Peter Brown

Higham Ferrers Soldiers - Posted as Missing - Comrades in Arms
News has been received from official sources that that two Higham Ferrers soldiers Pte C W Butlin, 14339, Queen’s Royal West Surreys, and Pte J A S Smith, 14336, of the same regiment have been posted as missing. They were comrades, and both served in the 16th Platoon, D Company. Their wives – Mrs C W Butlin, of 19, Milton Street, Higham Ferrers and Mrs J A S Smith, of 12, Thrift Street - would be very thankful to anyone who can send them information. Each received a letter from her husband on Nov 13th, since which date no communication of any kind has come to hand. Both men are posted as missing from Nov 18th.

Pte. ButlinThe Rushden Echo, 21st December 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Private C W M Butlin Official Presumed Killed
In January last we published the news that Pte. Charles William Matthew Butlin (Higham Ferrers), 14339 Queen’s Royal West Surreys, was posted as missing. His wife, who resides at 19, Milton-street, Higham Ferrers, has now received a communication from the Army Council in which they state that they have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead and that his death took place on November 18th 1916.

The late Pte Butlin, who was 25 years of age, up to the time of enlistment was in the employ of his wife’s uncle, Mr A Sudborough, boot manufacturer, Higham Ferrers.

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