Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Percival Vivian BUTLER,


Born: 1877

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)

Died: 1942

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
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Distinctive marks: Vac 4x

Embarkation ship: Ulysses.

Rank: Driver

Return Date: 11 May, 1919

Return Vessel: HT Borda.

Arrival at Australia: 27 June, 1919.

Discharge Date: 4 August, 1919

War Service Summary

28/12/1916   Disembarked at Plymouth with rank of corporal.
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

Wife: Alison Isobel Greig 1889-1980
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.

Additional Information

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.


Aust War Memorial
Service Record
Nominal Roll Embarkation Roll