Percival Harold Shaw was born in Ballarat and was a Railway Employee by trade when he enlisted in the 14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement on 5 August 1915 at the age of 27. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915. Upon reaching Egypt he was transferred to the 4th Pioneer Battalion and in June 1916 he moved to France. On August 7th 1916 he was wounded in action when he sustained a gunshot wound to his left foot. He was evacuated to the Guildford War Hospital in England and was unable to rejoin his unit until late in September 1917. He avoided further physical injury although he was hospitalised with illness immediately after the war. He returned to Australia on the Swakopmund and reached Melbourne on August 2nd 1919.
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