Percy was born in Lockwood, Huddersfield and educated at Mount St School, Huddersfield and Lockwood and Railway Servants Orphanage, Derby.
Private Percy Shaw ( 49794) served in the 5th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment formerly of the West Riding Regiment (30502), and was killed in action on 20 September 1917 in France and Flanders. He fought in Western European Theatre of War.
Percy’s name was added to the Roll of Honour in April 1917.
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 14 January 1918
Missing News Wanted
Private Percy Shaw (49794) King’s Liverpool Regiment has been officially reported wounded and missing. Previous to joining up in March 1917, he was porter at the Fenay Bridge Station from 1911 to July 1915, and a railway parcels van boy at Huddersfield. He was a member of New North Road Baptist Church and was only child of his widowed mother who lived at 18 Lockwood Scar. She would be grateful for any information.
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 31 October 1918
Pte Percy Shaw KLR reported missing is now presumed dead. His home was at 18 Lockwood Scar.