The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Officer’s (Brother’s) breast badge, silver and enamel, with heraldic beasts in angles, 1914 Star named LIEUT E P BUTLER AYR YEO, British War & Victory Medals named CAPT E P BUTLER, WW2 Defence & War Medals all unnamed as issued, Jubilee 1935 & Coronation 1937 Medals all unnamed as issued & Territorial Decoration unnamed as issued all mounted on a bar for wear.
Edmund Pierce Butler was born on 20th May 1886, he was the son of Lt.-Col. Walter Selby Butler and Alice Lucy Fowler. He married Mary Diana Williams, daughter of Lawrence Gardner Williams, on 27 October 1948. He was educated at Harrow School, Harrow, London,England. He graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1908 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
On 18th March 1913 he is a 2nd Lt in the Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry and is sent to Gallipoli on 26th Sept 1915.
His MIC notes he transfers to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry and is noted as being a Lt and being appointed Adjutant Sept 1917, Feb 1918 attached to Brigade HQ, May 1918 he is mentioned as a Capt forming a rearguard with 20 other ranks as the battalion withdraws from occupation of Es Salt after enemy attacks on them, Nov 1918 he re-joins from hospital (not sure if wounded or sickness) and finishes the war with them. 1920 he is appointed to the Old Comrades Association. 1921 he is in the Ox&Bucks LI, 1929 he is a Capt in the Royal Tank Corps 21st (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Armoured Car Co and made a Bt Major, 1929 awarded his Territorial Decoration, 1935 made a Major, 1938 still with the Royal Tank Corps 21st (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Armoured Car Co and in command, 1945 he is in the TARO as a Lt Col and 1950 award the Order of St John. He died on 9 April 1964 at age 77, without issue.