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26187   Lance Corporal William Percy Butler
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/01/2021
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
Summary      
William Percy Butler was the eldest son of William John and Georgina Butler. He was born in Moy, County Tyrone on 8th May 1896. He was one of three children. His father was an assistant librarian at Trinity College, Dublin. By 1901 the family had moved to Dun Laoghaire. After he left school, William was employed as a Clerk in the Dublin branch of the Bank of Ireland. He enlisted on 19th February 1916. He 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 on 24th April 1917 from wounds received in action at Gavrelle, France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Duisans British Cemetery
  Arras, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave IV-C-41
CWGC Casualty 168931
Summary      
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.
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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 Bank of Ireland Mem (1), College Green, Dublin Lists Lance Corporal William Percy Butler
4 Bank of Ireland Mem (2), College Green, Dublin Lists Lance Corporal William Percy Butler
5 Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire Lists Lance Corporal William Percy Butler
6 Dublin Fusiliers website Details of William Percy Butler
7 FindAGrave.com Photo of L/Corp William Percy Butler's family gravestone
8 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of William Percy Butler's gravestone can be purchased here
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