Medals from the Collection of Brigadier Brian Parritt, C.B.E.

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Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £410

Estimate: £100 - £140

Three: Lieutenant E. M. Butler, East Kent Regiment

1914-15 Star (2 Lieut., E. Kent R.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.), mounted as worn, virtually extremely fine (3) £100-140


2nd Lieut Edward Maudus Butler, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on 25 March 1915. He arrived in France on 18 August 1915 and on 6 March 1916 was in command of one of the platoons of “C” Company in their attack at Loos on Triangle Crater and the Chord. His platoon succeeded in reaching the Chord and maintained their position until most of the bombers were casualties and the supply of bombs failed owing to a heavy German counter attack. In this action 2nd Lieutenant Butler was wounded and Corporal W. R. Cotter won the only Victoria Cross to the Buffs in the First World War. Edward Butler was promoted Lieutenant on 1 July 1917 and served in the 3rd Battalion (Reserve) East Kent Regiment at the Depot. In December 1918 he was employed “Commanding a Prisoner of War Camp”. Sold with copied m.i.c.