10th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
24/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
William Percy Butler was the eldest son of William John and Georgina Butler. William Percy was born in Moy, County Tyrone on 8th May 1896. By 1901 the family had moved to Kingstown. William was employed as a Clerk in the Dublin branch of the Bank of Ireland. William enlisted in February 1916. and served during the Rising in Dublin. He was sent with the Expeditionary Force to France and Flanders in August 1916. Lance Corporal William Percy Butler died at No. 19 Casualty Clearing Station on 24th April 1917 from wounds received in action at Gavrelle, France. He was just two weeks short of his 21st birthday.
Duisans and Etrun are villages in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, about 9 kilometres west of Arras. The Cemetery lies in Etrun but takes its name from the nearer village of Duisans. It is one kilometre north of Duisans on the D339 road off the Route nationale N39 (Arras-St Pol), in the angle of the Arras Habarcq road and a track leading to Haute-Avesnes.