Percival Vivian BUTLER,
Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 10548
Birthplace: Newstead, Victoria
Parents: Edmund Charles Butler and Augusta Mary Butler nee Sircom (Note: Fathers name is listed as Edward in Service Record)
Place of death: Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Burial place: Melton, Victoria
Awards and Honours
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
3rd Division Training
Regimental Service Number: 12942
Enlistment date: 25 February, 1916 Melbourne
Age at enlistment: 39 years 10 months
Address at enlistment: Rockbank, Victoria
Religion: Church of England
Marital Status: Married
Next of kin: Mrs Alison I Butler
Physical Description: Height: 6 feet
Weight: 192 pounds
Distinctive marks: Vac 4x
Embarkation ship: Ulysses.
Return Date: 11 May, 1919
Return Vessel: HT Borda.
Arrival at Australia: 27 June, 1919.
Discharge Date: 4 August, 1919
War Service Summary
04/02/1917 Reverted to Driver
24/01/17 to 07/02/17 In Tidworth Military Hospital
31/05/1918 Proceeded to France where he served as driver
11/05/19 Embarked for Australia aboard the Borda via England
Brother of 13124 Herbert Augustus K Butler KIA Gallipoli 08/05/1915.
Percy saw Boer War Service in South Africa with his brothers
War Service Commemerated
Life After the War
Married 1913 Reg # 2891.
Children: Robert Charles 1913 2001, Doris, Jack, Barbara, Jean and Grace. (See Death Notice)
Place/s of residence: Rockbank , Victoria
Occupations: Percy farmed at Glengallon, Rockbank until just before his death in 1942.
Date of death: 1942 Bacchus Marsh
Place of burial: Melton, Victoria
After Percy died Alison, born in 1889, lived in Bacchus Marsh until she died in 1980.
Argus, Monday 4 May 1942
BUTLER.- On May 3, at Bacchus Marsh,Percy Vivian, the beloved husband of Alison Isabel Butler, of Glengallon, Rockbank and fond father of Robert, Doris, Jack, Barbara, and the late Jean and Grace, late 22nd A A S C, AIF and SouthAfrican veteran - Peace, perfect peace.
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