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Thomas Adair Butler

  • Birth 2 Feb 1836
  • Death 7 May 1901
  • Burial Camberley, Surrey Heath Borough, Surrey, England
  • Memorial ID 11287803

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Soberton, Hampshire, he served as a Lieutenant in the 1st Bengal European Fusiliers, British Army. During the siege of Lucknow, India, on March 9, 1858, Lieutenant Butler, who swam across the Goomtee River, climbed the parapet and remained in that position for a considerable time, under a heavy fire of musketry, until the position was occupied. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on May 6, 1859 and retired with the rank of Honorary Major on September 30, 1874. He died at age 64 in Yorktown, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11287803
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Adair Butler (2 Feb 1836–7 May 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11287803, citing St Michael Churchyard, Camberley, Surrey Heath Borough, Surrey, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .