Harry was born in Marrickville, an inner western suburb of Sydney. He married and, with his family, resided in Bankstown, Abbotsford and Beaumont.

For forty-three years Harry was a Director of Roblan; he was responsible for the development of our Pressed Metal Division.

Harry was renowned for his tooling skills, sound business judgement, and insistence on a fair deal for all echelons of the industry. As a great supporter of the apprenticeship system, he helped in the training of many apprentices.

A keen sportsman, Harry was a founding member of the Southern Alps Ski Club. Besides skiing, he played cricket, golf, squash and snooker. However, it was as a member of the Glebe District Hockey Club's many 1st Grade premiership winning teams that his sporting ability excelled.

Harry passed away in January, 1990, but his legacy to the industry continues through his son, Rodney Butler, who is a mechanical engineer and a shareholder of Roblan Pty Limited.