Percy Rout Button was born in Launceston on 15 Feb 1868, the second son of Charles Stammers Button (1828-1907) and his wife Mary Rout (1831-1915). He was a very prominent yachtsman and owned the Titania. Percy died aged 30 from typhoid fever on 20 Apr 1898 and was buried at the Charles Street Cemetery. Members of the AOF Court Sherwood No. 4845 were requested to attend his funeral.