BUTLER, Edgar Dawson

Picture1B/64737 Rfn Edgar D Butler the son of James and Annie Butler of Arkona, Ontario, was born on May 9, 1918.

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

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"In Pace Paratus – In Peace Prepared"