Prior to enlisting in June 1916, Percy Honey had been employed as a clerk by Herd & Co of York Street. He stated he had served 4 years with the cadets and one year with the 92nd Infantry Battalion. He had also been rejected on account of his chest measurement and lack of height. His service was not off to a good start having to spend time at Langwarrin for treatment before being allocated to the 23rd Battalion. In October 1917 he received a slight thigh wound and was treated at the 4th General Hospital at Boulogne. He later returned to his unit. On return to Tasmania he married and the couple had one daughter. Percy died at the Launceston General Hospital on 18 October 1974.