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Butler, John A. (First and Second World Wars correspondence, photographs and other materials)
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This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and a medal relating to the service of Pvt. John A. Butler, AEF during the First World War, as well as ration books belonging to his family during the Second World War.
Private John Alexander Butler, American Expeditionary Forces (9/16/1894 - 11/2/1963) was born in Marshall, Texas to Charles Calhound Butler and Jessie Goodwyne. He had three sisters, Ethel "Ef" Eugenia, Lillie Belle (passed away at age 3 in 1899), and Thelma Christine. The family moved to El Paso, Texas and then Los Angeles where Butler worked as an auto mechanic before the war. He then served in the Sanitary Detachment, 111th Ammunition Train Regiment, 36th Division at Camp Bowie in Forth Worth, Texas and Camp Coetquidan in France. He deployed on the Orizaba from Hoboken, New Jersey on July 31, 1918 and returned from St. Nazaire, France on the SS Arcadia on February 28, 1919.
.15 Linear feet (1 folder)
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