Private Austin James Button
16530 B Coy. 10th Scottish Rifles
Lived at 114 Gordon Street
Killed in Action 25th September 1915, aged 24
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial France

(Burnley Express & Advertiser 19th February 1916)

Mrs. Button, of 114 Gordon-street, Burnley, would be very grateful if anyone could give her any information relating to her husband, Pte. Austin Button (16530), of “B” Company, 10th Batt. Scottish Rifles. No news has been received from him for five months and nothing has been heard of him since the battle of Loos, except a notification from the War Office that he was “wounded and missing.” Pte. Button, who was 24 years of age, before enlisting worked at Messrs. Preston’s shed, Burnley Lane as a weaver.


MISSING SINCE LOOS (Burnley Express & Advertiser 22nd July 1916)

Pte. Austin James Button (16530), of the Scottish Rifles was reported wounded and missing on September 25th, 1915, in the big advance at Loos. Could any of his comrades who were in the charge give any information concerning him. His wife, who resides at 39 Belford-street, Stoneyholme, Burnley, would be glad if they could communicate with her at once. Pte. Button who was 24 years of age, before enlisting worked at Messr’s Prestons shed in Burnley Lane as a weaver. His portrait appeared in the “Express” in February.




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