|Sir Richard Butler|
|Died||April 22, 1935(aged 64)|
|Place of death||Shawbury, Shropshire|
|Buried at||Hodnet, Shropshire|
2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers|
3rd Infantry Brigade
Second Boer War|
First World War
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
He served in the Second Boer War and then became a Brigade Major at Aldershot in 1906. He also served in the Great War, initially as Commanding Officer of 2nd Battalion the Lancashire Fusiliers and then as Commander of the 3rd Infantry Brigade before becoming a Major-General on the General Staff of 1st Army from 1915. He was Deputy Chief of the General Staff on the Western Front from 1916 and then became General Officer Commanding III Corps in February 1918.
He ultimately lived at Roden Lodge, Shawbury, in Shropshire, where he died on 22 April 1935. He was buried in the Parish Churchyard at Hodnet, Shropshire.
In 1894 he married Helen Frances Battiscombe and had issue of a son and a daughter.
- "'A Famous General's Death - Sir R.H.K.Butler, of Shawbury'". Shrewsbury Chronicle. 26 April 1935. p. 7..
- Richard Butler at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- Amiens 1918: The Black Day of the German Army By Alistair McCluskey and Peter Dennis, Page 13 Osprey, 2008, ISBN 978-1-84603-303-2
- "Who Was Who" 1929-1940 page 202.
|GOC III Corps
February 1918–September 1918
|General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division
Sir John Du Cane
|GOC-in-C Western Command
Sir Cecil Romer
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