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. 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.
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.