Jack Butler

Told by John Butler, Bill Butler and Robin Websdale November 2018

Track 1:

00.00 Intro

00.30 Life in England

01.03 Immigration and life in West Gippsland

01.52 Love of the bush

03.15 Longwarry school

03.46 Work

04.26 World War 2 service

05.05 Marriage to Margaret

05.12 Hearing Loss, not forgetting the war

06.37 Night terrors & caring for Margaret

07.10 Papua New Guinea, malaria and ill health

08.07 City vs country and Margaret’s support

09.40 Post World War 2 work, Arthur Lye and DBF work

10.40 Property at Drouin South and passionfruit vine

10.50 Children and their schooling

12.15 Drouin South property

13.21 Childhood memories of Bill, John and Robin: milking, the Tarax club, animals, rabitting, hay baling, sport and bikes

17.03 Buln Buln Shire Road crew

17.56 Move into town, becoming a councillor and Shire President

19.39 Drouin RSL

20.12 Anzac of the year award

21.23 Legacy and other organizations

22.23 Jack’s death

 

Track 2: Robin reads one of Jack’s poems

Jack Butler on right in Egypt after Syrian campaign

Jack Butler receiving award at Government House from Governor Richard McGarvie 1995

Jack Butler with his service medals

Jack butler The Gazette May 2nd 1995.JPE

Gazette article May 2nd 1995

Jack Butler's Anzac of the Year Award 1995

John Butler, Bill Butler and Robin Websdale

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