Attended Napier Boy's High School.
Embarked Sydney, 23 December 1915; disembarked England (date not recorded). Proceeded overseas to France, 7 November 1916; taken on strength, 19th Bn, 14 November 1916.
Wounded in action, Flers, France, 23 Septemb14 November 1916 (gun shot wound, thigh); admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 November 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train, 16 November 1916; to 2nd Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, 17 November 1916; to England, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 21 November 1918; to 5th Auxiliary Hospital, Welwyn, 6 January 1917; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 January 1917. Placed on Seconded List, 14 November 1916; promoted Lieutenant and to remain on Seconded List, 18 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 5 July 1917; rejoined unit, 13 July 1917, and restored to establishment.
Wounded in action (2nd occasion), Menin Road, Belgium, 10 October 1917 (gun shot wound, ankle), and admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred by Ambulance Train to 7th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 11 October 1917 (bruised ankle); transferred to England, 13 October 1917, and admitted same day to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 8 November 1917. Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 16 November 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 3 December 1917; rejoined unit, Belgium, 11 December 1917.
Awarded the Victoria Cross.
Promoted Captain, 10 July 1918.
To United Kingdom on leave, 3 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 July 1918. On Command to United Kingdom, 28 July 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918 (furlough); disembarked Melbourne, 26 November 1918, for overland travel to Sydney; appointment terminated, 31 January 1919.
Medals: Victoria Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Awarded the Victoria Cross 11 June 1918
Listed promotion to Captain 21 June 1918
His medals are held by the National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand. Percy Storkey VC Memorial Trust AWMM