Edward Lawrence Butler from Port Glasgow enrolled to study Humanity at the University in 1915-1916. His father, Alexander had also studied at the University, graduating with a medical degree in 1887. Alexander served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Edward left his studies part way through his first year to become a Sapper in the 5th Field Survey Company of the Royal Engineers. He was attached as a cadet to a Siege Battery and was killed at the Battle of Passchendaele on 21st October 1917. He was 20 years old. His father survived the War.
Elder son of Major A Butler RAMC and Mary Lumsden Butler of 36 Kent Road, Harrogate. Native of Devol House, Port Glasgow. Brother of Alan Lumsden Butler
Buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belguim. Grave Reference IV.I.3.