Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium - Rededication Service.

Rededication Ceremony for Lieutenant John Gillis Butt at Hooge Crater Cemetery

A rededication service for Lieutenant John Gillis Butt, Royal Army Medical Corps, took place at 10.00h on Tuesday 9 October 2018 at Hooge Crater Cemetery near Ypres in Belgium.  Lieutenant Butt was attached to 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards when he was killed near Gheluvelt on 29 October 1914 during the First Battle of Ypres.

 

The CWGC marked his grave with a new headstone bearing his name and a personal inscription chosen by his family.  The service has been organised by the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre, Ministry of Defence and was attended by family members, British Defence Staff, Regimental representatives, CWGC staff and local dignitaries. 

 

Lieutenant John Gillis BUTT MD
Royal Army Medical Corps, Grenadier Guards attd 1st Bn
Date of death: 29 Oct 1914 age 24
Killed in action: France & Flanders
Memorialised previously: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium - Panel 56
Date/Place of birth: 12/13 Jul 1890 in Lucknow, India
Parents: Col Edward & late Helen Mary Butt

XXI. J. 6.  "Pax et Amor"

http://www.datchetvillagesociety.org.uk/datchet-in-wwi/datchets-wwi-memorial/butt-john-gillis-1890-1914/

Hooge Rededication Order of Service
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