Edward Buttanshaw was an Army Lieutenant in the Buffs (East Kent regiment). His parents were Colonel Edward Thornton Buttanshaw of the Army Service Corps & Marjorie Evelyn D’aeth of Goodnestone near Dover. They married in Dover in December 1890.
Col. Buttanshaw was born in Bengal, India so would have been born into an army family. Edward seems only to have had one sister, Evelyn May G. Neither are with their parents in any census and Edward is missing from 1891 and 1901. In 1911 Edward is at Sandhurst as a gentleman cadet. In 1891 his parents are living in Brighton & in 1911 they are in Rochester. Col Buttanshaw signed on for service in WW1 and didn’t die until 1954. His parents later lived at Scots Craig, Hythe though in later life they are shown on electoral rolls in London. They were probably wealthy enough to own two properties.
Edward was Killed in action on either 25th or 27th April 1915 age 22. He is remembered on the Hythe Civic Memorial, the SS Peter & Paul Church Saltwood and at Ypes Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres, West Flaanderen, Belgium.
Courtesy of the Folkestone and Hythe Family District