Butler, Horace

Horace Vincent 



1893 - 1915
Rank Private
Service no.9391
DiedSeptember 25, 1915


Horace Vincent

Horace was born in 1893 in Leicester to Walter Butler, a shoe finisher and Elizabeth (nee Bird). They had 11 children –
William 1875
France 1877
Thomas 1879
Gertrude 1884
Sarah 1885
Richard 1889
Bernard 1891
Horace Vincent 1893
Charles Arthur 1896
Clara A 1898
Albert Edward George 1902

In 1901 census the family lived at 17 Beeby Road, Leicester.
In 1908 Horace was charged with breaking and entering and in 1911 census he is shown as a part-time baker at a Roman Catholic Reform School in Market Weighton, Yorkshire.
In 1911 census the family lived at 30 Prospect Hill and Walter was a hotel waiter.
Later in 1911 Horace was charged with fighting with his brother, Richard, and bound over to keep the peace.

Horace and 3 of his brothers went to war and 2 others attested under the Derby Scheme.
Horace became Private 9391 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment and was Killed in Action on 25.9.1915. He is on the Loos Memorial, France.
At the time of his death his family lived at 60 Farnham Street.

Horace’s photograph is in Leicester Mercury 22.3.1916 Pg 5.
Daily post 22.3.1916 Pg 1.
Leicester Mercury 12.2.1917 Pg 5.
Illustrated Chronicle 17.2.1917 Pg 12.