Captain C. Paget O'Brien Butler

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Attached: 5th Batt. Royal Irish Lancers
Date published: 04/12/1914
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 31/10/1914
Age at death: 33
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, Nord, France
Plot: B. 17.
Information: Capt. C. Paget O’Brien Butler, R.A.M.C., attached to the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, died of wounds received in action. He was a son of the late Major Pierce O'Brien-Butler, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Prior to Captain Butler obtaining his Commission in the R.A.M.C. he had achieved the distinction of being classed amongst the first Gentlemen riders in the United Kingdom. Shortly after he entered the service he was ordered to India, and there continued his racing successes. On returning from abroad some eighteen months ago he was sent to the Curragh Camp where he was able to indulge in his love of riding to the utmost. He was always keen for a mount, and was present at all the well known race meetings through the country, he was just as keen as soldier as he was a sportsman, and his care of his men in peace and war constituted a record.