Joined up in Canada in 1915 but rejected as under age, re-joined in 1917 No 2497831. b 1899 Boston, Lincs. His mother was Sarah Ellen Buttery b1860 in Hathersage, daughter of the village blacksmith, d1903. She married David Skerritt b Boston Lincs. 1891C living in Pitsmoor, Sheffield. Father David ended up in the hospital of Sheffield Workhouse and died in 1912. He and his brother Percy above, went into foster home or the workhouse and they were shipped to Canada in 1911 with a number of other orphans. Another brother, Harold, buried Hathersage 14/8/1891 only a few weeks old, (possibly died of the diphtheria epidemic in the village around this time). Cousin to James Luther and Percy Luther Buttery, Lancelot William Hancock, and Luther Priestley above.