Arthur Levi Butcher

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Arthur Levi Butcher
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Arthur on the right with brother Raymond in 1942
Personal Information
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
Description 5'78" (1.73m) tall ; 159lbs
72.121 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Farmer
Religion Congregational
Address "Kollaros", Moora, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Levi Butcher
Military Information
Reg Number W75110
Date of Enlistment 19 Apr 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 13th (Moora) VDC Battalion
Post War Details

Pre War

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.

War Service

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.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at Berkshire Valley, Moora, farmer; 1963 at 'Kallaroo' Moora, farmer; 1968 - 1980 at 43 Minora road, Nedlands, farmer.


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