Regimental Sergeant Major EA Butler was a veteran of South Africa and RSM of the Queen’s Own from 1926-32. He served in the Middlesex Regiment from 1900 serving in South Africa from 1901-03. He joined the Queen’s Own in 1906 attaining the rank of Corporal in 1910 and taking part in the Regiment’s trip to Aldershot England that same year. By 1913 he was promoted to Sergeant and in 1916 he is promoted to Staff Sergeant and appointed as Battalion Sergeant Major of the First Battalion. In 1921 he earns the rank of Warrant Officer and in 1926 he is appointed Regimental Sergeant Major. Butler is appointed Brigade Sergeant Major for the 6th Infantry Brigade in 1934 and retires from service in 1937 after over 37 years. In this time he was awarded medals for South Africa, the Coronation Medal and the Long Service Medal. On Sunday March 13th 1932 the Memorial Shrine was unveiled at the Regimental Church, St Paul’s Anglican on Bloor St. in Toronto. 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.