Butler, E. A.

1918 Sgt Maj EA Butler
Sergeant Major EA Butler 1918

Sergeant Major EA Butler was one of 2 Battalion Sergeants Major from 1918 – 1922. In the 1918 photo is wearing four chevrons and a crown on his sleeves meaning he wasn’t qualified Warrant Officer at the time. Butler must have qualified as a Warrant Officer later as he is listed as Warrant Officer Class 1 by Library and Archives Canada when he received his Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal. Butler was appointed as Regimental Sergeant Major at some point after 1926 as he is seen in photos of the Sergeants’ Mess as such in 1928 and 1930. On Sunday March 13th 1932 the Memorial Shrine was unveiled at the Regimental Church, St Paul’s Anglican on Bloor St. RSM Butler had the honour of carrying the book of Remembrance, flanked by six Staff-Sergeants and Sergeants, to present it to the Rector for safe keeping at the Shrine.

1918 Butler
Sergeants’ Mess 1918, Sergeant Major Butler extreme right

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