WW1 Distinguished Conduct Medal named 3206 C S MJR P FAWLEY 5/NTH'D FUS TF, 1914/15 Star named 5-3206 PTE P FAWLEY NORTH'D FUS & British War & Victory Medals named 2 LIEUT P FAWLEY.
Percy Fawley came from Felling, Tyne & Wear and had served in the 5th York & Lancs Regiment for 3 years when he enlisted into the 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers numbered 5/3205 on 11th Jan 1915. He landed in France with them on 20th April 1915 as a Pte. On 25th April 1915 he was Wounded in Action Gun Shot Wound Arm and sent to hospital in France till 9th May 1915 when he rejoined his battalion. Made Cpl in July 1915 and Lance Sgt on Sept 1915. Acting Colour Sgt Maj on June 1916 and CSM Aug 1916. Changed number to 240703.
Awarded the DCM in LG 10th Jan 1917 - For conspicuous gallantry in action. He assumed command of and handled a company with great determination, reorganising his men and consolidating his position.
11th Jan 1917 sent back to UK to be commissioned with the 3rd Battalion. Joined 19th Battalion on 18th Aug 1917 and left service on 18th Feb 1919.