Family Pages - BUTT, John and Annie, and BUTT, Sidney and Dorothy

1. Charles Butt, 3rd from left 2. Dorothy Martha (Williams) Butt 3. Ron Butt with Ett & Ted 4. Hetty & Joe's wedding 5. Charles Butt 6. Louisa (Lacey) Butt
7. Sidney Ernest Butt, IW Rifles 8. Sidney Ernest Butt 9. IW Rifles New Year card 10. Gallipoli Veteran's card 11. IW Rifles graves at Gaza 12. Sidney Ernest Butt (centre)
13. Sidney Butt and mate in the desert 14. Sidney Butt (far right) 15. Sidney Butt in a group at Watford 16. Sidney Butt (back row, 4th from left) 17. Sid Butt 18. Sid Butt in a group in Egypt
19. Cecil Butt 20. Sid Butt (2nd from left) 21. Cecil & Sid Butt 22. Ron Butt 23. Cecil Butt 24. Cecil Butt
25. Dorothy Martha Butt (nee Williams) 26. Ron Butt 27. Hetty Butt 28. Hetty Butt and Alice 29. Work depot 13th Oct 1917 29a. Work depot 13th Oct 1917
31. Ena Butt 32. Dorothy Butt with baby Sid 1921 32a. from Dorothy to Sid Butt 34. Dorothy Butt 35. Evelyn Butt 36. Evelyn Butt & Ted Southcott, marriage 26 Dec 1927
37. Sid Butt (on left) 38. Baby Sid 39. Sid & Dorothy Butt with baby Sid 39a. from Dolly and Sid with Baby Sid 40. Sid & Dorothy Butt 41. Cecil & Elsie Butt
42. Arthur Butt 43. Sid Butt in drag with Elsie 44. Cecil & Sid at Larkhill 45. Cecil with his parents Charles & Louisa Butt    

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BUTT - Charles [sailor]

Son of John BUTT & Annie GREENHAM
Born 5th May 1862 in Ryde, IOW
Married 1st June 1888 to Louisa LACEY in Ryde
Died 13th February 1946 and was buried in Ryde.

LACEY - Louisa
Parents James LACEY & Eliza WETHERICK
Born 29th October 1866 in Ryde IOW
Died 21st March 1946 in Ryde


1.Olive Louisa born 1889 died at 22 months 1891
2. Elsie Annie 1891 died aged 3 in 1895
3. Cecil born 12th December 1893 in Ryde
Married Elsie Isabel NEWBERY 26th December 1922
Died 26th September 1972 aged 80
4. Hetty May born 5th March 1896 in Ryde
Married Edward James [Joe] HUNT 26th December 1924
Died 13th May 1984 aged 88
5. Sidney Ernest born 11th July 1899 in Ryde
Married Dorothy Martha WILLIAMS 7th August 1920
Died 30th April 1979 aged 79 at 16 Talbot Close, Bishopdown Estate, Salisbury, Wilts
6. Arthur born 13th December 1901 in Ryde.
Married Nellie Lillian TAYLOR on 14th June 1925
Died 15th/16th December 1972 aged 71
7. Evelyn Ada born 31st March 1905 in Ryde
Married Edward [Ted] John SOUTHCOTT 26th December 1927 Methodist Church Ryde
Died 8th May 1999 aged 94 Redcar
8. Ronald Clive born 22nd September 1907 in Ryde
Married Dorothy Louise BRONWIN 20th April 1935
Died 27th May 1979 aged 71
9. Mildred Ena Frances [Ena] born 25th September 1909 in Ryde
Married William Henry [Bill] DOUGHERTY 20th December 1936 Holy Trinity Ryde
Died April 1994 Trowbridge
10. Ruby Doris born 12th October 1911 in Ryde
Married Dudley Harold Ernest [Tim] SAUNDERS 19th December 1936
Died 6th April 1955 aged 43

BUTT - Sidney Ernest [Retired Civil Servant] & WILLIAMS - Dorothy Martha

Sidney left school at 13 to become a greengrocer's assistant. At the outbreak of war, just after his 15th birthday, he lied about his age and joined the 8th Hampshire Regiment as part of a Pals Brigade the Isle of Wight Rifles. He is listed on the Nominal Roll of the 8th Hampshire's on 5th July 1915 as Rifleman 320467 S.E. Butt 'A' Company IOW Rifles. He served all his service with the 8th Hampshire's and disembarked at Gallipoli as part of the reinforcement Brigade on 10th August 1915.

In 1917 his number was changed to 33046 ? and from the records he was in combat before and after that year.

He fought in the Middle East, serving in Turkey, Palestine and Egypt, where he spent his 18th birthday. He was in the Dardenalles, Cairo and in Gaza On 24th July 1919 he was 'disembodied' rather than demobilised because he was a Territorial and re-enlisted in The Royal Engineers Signals Corps in 1920 and the following year was posted to Larkhill Military Telephone Exchange in Wilts as a signalman-operator.

After marriage the couple lived in an army hut at Larkhill and the first three children were born there. In 1923 Sidney became a civilian operator at Larkhill and was appointed supervisor of the Exchange in 1927. He moved to Bulford in that capacity in 1927. He received the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours on 24th September 1963, and the Imperial Service Medal possibly in 1964 the year he retired.

Dorothy was the only surviving daughter of Alfred WILLIAMS and Martha PAYNE / PAINE. Born in Valetta, Malta where her father was in the coastguard. Her three younger brothers were all born in Cork, Ireland so it is obvious that the family were based there for a period between 1905-09.

Dorothy saw the Titanic sail out of Southampton in 1912 as she set off on her ill-fated voyage so the family was living there at this time. She met Sidney in either 1918 or 1919 - one of the couple was known to be 19.


BUTT - Emma Caroline (known as Annie)

Daughter of John BUTT & Annie GREENHAM
Born 1854 in Ryde, IOW
Married 1877 to James Leonard FRY in Ryde

They had four children : Annie Eliza (born 1878), James Henry (born 1883), Harry John (born c. 1885 in Portsea), and Lilian Emma (born 1893).

James Leonard Fry died in 1897 in unfortunate circumstances while decorating a shop front in Ryde in preparation for a visit by Queen Victoria in her Diamond Jubilee Year. An account of this can be found in this report : (click on thumbnail to view)

Emma Caroline Fry died in 1918 aged 63.


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