Pte. Herbert Buttle

Herbert Buttle 1894-

388462 [formerly 2001] Private H. Buttle, RAMC was born in 1894 at Cockfield the son of Frank and Alice and was the brother of Harry. He attended Cockfield C. of E. School then Council School. After leaving school became a coal miner [pony driver].  In April 1915, aged 21 he joined the Territorial Force, 3rd Line 2nd Northumbrian Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.  He was posted to the 2/2NFA and served in France between September 1916 and November 1917.  He was wounded in action 4 November 1917 [gassed] but returned to duty on the same day before being re-admitted to hospital the next day.  He was sent to the UK 13 November 1917 and discharged to the Army Reserve Class P 22 September 1918.  He was finally demobilized 17 January 1919 after serving a total of 3 years 290 days.  He was unable to go back to mining after being gassed and suffering vertigo.  It was suggested retraining for outdoor or more suitable occupation. He received British War and Victory medals and the Silver Badge.