|The Rushden Echo, 21st December 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins
Private C W M Butlin Official Presumed Killed
In January last we published the news that Pte. Charles William Matthew Butlin (Higham Ferrers), 14339 Queen’s Royal West Surreys, was posted as missing. His wife, who resides at 19, Milton-street, Higham Ferrers, has now received a communication from the Army Council in which they state that they have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead and that his death took place on November 18th 1916.
The late Pte Butlin, who was 25 years of age, up to the time of enlistment was in the employ of his wife’s uncle, Mr A Sudborough, boot manufacturer, Higham Ferrers.