A previous article has discussed the approximately 40,000 American who served with the Canadians in WW1, and another has featured an American in the Foreign Legion. There were also a few Americans who served in the British army.

One of these was 2nd Lieut. Henry Augustus “Harry” Butters, RFA (1892 – 1916), who was killed during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. You can read his full story here.

After the war a volume of his letters was published, and you can read the digitized version here.

James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges. An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and has memberships in the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Indian Military Historical Society and the Salonika Campaign Society.