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Percy Butcher was born in Boughton in 1897 and was the grandson son of William and Jane Smith, who brought him up. In the 1901 and 1911 censuses, Percy was living in South Street with his grandparents; his grandfather William was an agricultural general labourer.
Private Butcher enlisted in Brighton and served in the Royal Sussex Regiment. He is remembered with honour at Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France, where his grave reference is III. J. I. He is also remembered with honour at the War Memorial at Dunkirk Church.
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National Archives in association with Ancestry.com. 1901 and 1911 England census database.
British Army WWI Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
Faversham and North Kent News
Bellicourt British Cemetery