Percy Shaw (1896-1917)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- SHAW, PERCY. Private. No 49794. 5th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Formerly No 30502 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Stanley Street, Lockwood, Huddersfield, 11.11.1896. Son of Ann Shaw, 18 Lockwood Scar, Lockwood. Educated Mount Street School, Lockwood and Railway Servants Orphanage, Derby. From April, 1911, until July, 1915, was a railway parcels van boy at Huddersfield Station. Prior to enlistment, on 12.3.1917, was a porter at Fenay Bridge Station. Single. Reported wounded and missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Passchendaele on 20.9.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; London and North Western Railway Roll.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Rifleman PERCY SHAW
- regiment: King's Liverpool Regiment
- died: Thursday, September 20, 1917
- record ID: 829244
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #829244)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #3988461)