A lesser man might have retired completely from the world and lived in brooding isolation, but not Harry Butler. In October, he donned his Royal Flying Corps uniform and officially laid the foundation stone of the Maitland Soldiers’ Memorial.
With typical courage and the will to overcome all obstacles he again entered the business field. This time it was as “The Harry Butler Aviation and Motor Engineering Garage” in his home town, Minlaton. His partner was a Mr. Nicholson who dealt with administration and finance, while Harry acted as sales manager. This new venture was backed financially by the Egerton-Warburton family, well known for their pastoral and sheep interests.
An Austin agency was secured from England, and a Jewett agency from America. Both makes of car were popular, and the business did well.