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26187   Lance Corporal William Percy Butler
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/05/1896
Died: 24/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Duisans British Cemetery
  Arras, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave IV-C-41
CWGC Casualty 168931
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.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Butler family Lists William Percy as age 4 living with the family at house 1 in Royal Terrace East, Kingstown, Dublin
2 1911 Census lists Butler family Lists Wm Percy as age 14 living with the family at house 36 in York Road, Kingstown, Dublin
3 Dublin Fusiliers website Details of William Percy Butler
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of William Percy Butler's gravestone can be purchased here
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