The life of Edward William Button
Edward William Button was born in Sittingbourne, Kent, in April 1892, and emigrated to Canada in 1913 at the age of 21. In January 1916, he enlisted in the 111th Battalion of the CEF. During his service he rose to the rank of Lieutenant, and was awarded the Military Medal in March 1918, for a heroic act retold in a letter written by a superior to his father. Following demobilization, Edward attended the University of Toronto and achieved a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering before he dedicated 25 years to the Electro Metallurgical Company of Canada, until his retirement in 1948. He devoted his life to public service in Galt, Ontario, and was a member of many community organizations like the Welland Lions Club. His loss in 1961 at age 68 was felt by the entire community.