Sunday, 13 January 2013

Bank of Ireland Roll of Honour

part of the Bank of Ireland Roll of Honour is now available to view online. I'm interested in trying to find out how many were members of the Dublin University OTC and to see how many might have been involved in the Easter Rising.

Las from the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation pointed out Lance Corporal William Percy Butler who had enlisted on the 16th February 1916 and as a member of the 10th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers was involved in the Easter Rising. No details as to his exact involvement unfortunately.

His CWGC entry indicates he was only 20 years old when he died of wounds a year to the day after the Easter Rising on the 24th April 1917.

De Ruvigny's memorial record states that he died in No 19 Casualty Clearing Station from wounds received while in charge of a Lewis Machine Gun at Gavrelle. The son of William John Butler, Assistant Librarian at Trinity College. Born Moy, Co Tyrone, 8th May 1896. Soldiers Died in the Great War says born Kingstown, Co Dublin but the 1901 census confirms Co Tyrone as his birthplace.

William Percy Butler is commemorated on the Roll of Honour at Christ Chuch, Dun Laoghaire.

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