Arthur Levi Butcher
From Our Contribution
Arthur on the right with brother Raymond in 1942
|Date of Birth||23 Oct 1908|
|Place of Birth||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Death||25 Aug 1994, aged 85|
|Place of Death||Nedlands, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||33 years, 5 months|
5'78" (1.73m) tall ; 159lbs|
72.121 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
|Address||"Kollaros", Moora, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. Levi Butcher|
|Date of Enlistment||19 Apr 1942|
|Unit/Formation||13th (Moora) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
On 7 Apr 1945 Arthur married Alma Kniest Morrell (1915 - 1976) in the Wesley Church, Perth. Alma died on 1 Oct 1976 in Dalkeith.
Electoral Roll entries: 1931 at Berkshire Valley, Moora, farm hand; 1937 - 1943 at Berkshire Valley, Moora, farmer.
On 19 Apr 1942 Arthur enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps and was allocated to the 13th (Moora) VDC Battalion where on 12 Aug 1942 he was appointed Lance Corporal. However on 4 May 1943 he was reduced to Private "by order of the Commanding Officer". Arthur was struck off strength on 6 Sep 1943.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at Berkshire Valley, Moora, farmer; 1963 at 'Kallaroo' Moora, farmer; 1968 - 1980 at 43 Minora road, Nedlands, farmer.