Butlin Brothers Reunited
This photograph has been kindly donated by Mr A. Clarke, Salisbury. Mr Clarke has spent some time cycling around to various churches in Salisbury and photographing their First World War memorials. Whilst visiting St. Lawrence church, Stratford-sub-Castle, he came across a touching tribute. After at least 80 years apart, re-united in memoriam, Charles and James Butlin:
CHARLES R. BUTLIN
16TH MARCH 1915 AGE 20
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES WHEELER BUTLIN
21ST JANUARY 1995 AGE 107
Additional information found:
The ‘R’ in Charles R. Butlin stands for Reginald, and he and James were sons of George and Ellen Butlin, of Sandridge, St. Albans, Herts. Charles was a member of the 108th Field Company, and was stationed at Sutton Veny when he died of Cerebro Spinal Fever at the Isolation Hospital, Stratford-sub-Castle.
Salisbury Isolation Hospital at Stratford-sub-castle was built in 1911 and stayed a hospital until 1951. It was situated on The Portway close to Old Sarum Airfield.
James Wheeler Butlin had been a sergeant in the Army Pay Corps during WWI, his regimental number was 2143.
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