During World War II, he enlisted in the Canadian Army (Active) on August 18, 1941 at #2 District Depot Toronto. After his initial and trades training, he was transferred to C Company of The Queen’s Own Rifles as a Rifleman. Edgar served in Canada, England and France. Rifleman Butler was in 14 Platoon of Charlie Company and was killed by mortar fire just outside the village of Bernières-sur-mer on D-Day 6 June 1944.
He is buried at Beny-Sur-Mer Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in France. His medals include the 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp and the War Medal 1939-1945.
From RCL Magazine