Private 3297 & 200660
4th Bn. Cameron Highlanders
Name and Rank: Private Anthony Button
Service Number: 3297 & 200660
Served with: 4th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in Action: 26 September 1915
Commemorated on local memorials at: St. Matthias, Bolsterstone, Clock Tower, Deepcar St. John
Buried / Commemorated at: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais; he has no known grave
Anthony enlisted in Sheffield and had two service numbers, 3297 and 200660. It was not until after the War that a soldier was allocated a number that was unique to him and didn’t change. He was born in 1893 and was the son of Timothy and Jessie Button. When the census was taken in 1901 they were living at Orchard Street, Deepcar. His father died in 1906 and by 1911 Jessie and the family were living at 53 Haywoods Park and Anthony was working as an apprentice moulder. His name is on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, meaning he has no known grave.
He has his own meoorial tablet in Deepcar church, made by David Brearley. It reads "To the Glory of God and in memory of Private Anthony Button, 4th Cameron Highlanders, Killed at Loos, Sep 26th 1915. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” This tablet was erected by his fellow members in the Choir. R.I.P."