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Richard Stewart Shaw

Richard Stewart Shaw

CWGC:  (Richard Stewart Shaw)

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Australian Pioneers, 2nd Battalion

No: 3537

Date of Death: 14th October 1917

Age: 22

Buried Hagle Dump Cemetery

Additional Information: Son of Richard Milne Shaw and Elizabeth Helen Shaw, Gregory Street, Mackay, Queensland, Australia. Born at Glasgow, Scotland.

SNWM:  (Richard Stewart Shaw)

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Australian Expeditionary Force, 2nd Pioneer Battalion

No: 3537

Date of Death: 14th October 1917

Place of Death: Belgium

Cause of Death: Killed in Action

Australian Service Records:

Richard Stewart Shaw, born Glasgow, arrived in Australia aged 18 years

Attested at Rockhampton, Queensland, 30th August 1915, Private, 26th Battalion, No. 3539

Age 20 years 1 month. Height 5 feet 4 ins. Complexion Fresh. Eyes Greyish. Hair Brown. Fitter/Engineer

Previously employed by G. & J. Weirs, Glasgow

Currently belonging to Rifle Club, Mackay (1 year)

N.O.K: Father, Richard Shaw, Wood Street, Mackay, Queensland

Transferred to ‘A’ Company, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, 14th arch 1916

Appointed Lance Corporal, 17th May 1917

Killed in Action in Belgium, 14th October 1917

Buried in vicinity of Westhoek, Map Reference 28.J.1.d.63.13

Remains recovered and interred at Hagle Dump Cemetery, Elverdinghe, 2 miles east of Poperinghe

(Father, R. Shaw, Gregory Street, Mackay, Queensland advised of above details in February 1926)

Medal Entitlement: British War & Victory Medals

Glasgow Herald, 9th January 1918. ‘Deaths on Service’

Shaw. Killed in action, 10th October 1917, Lance Corporal Richard Stewart Shaw (Stewart), age 22, Australian Imperial Force, eldest son of Richard and Bessie Shaw, Mackay, Queensland, late of Comelypark Street, Dennistoun.

Listed on Australian Roll of Honour:

Lance Corporal Richard Stewart Shaw, Australian Army, 2nd Australian Pioneer Battalion, No. 3537

1901 Census, Living at 175 Comelypark Street, Dennistoun

Father Richard Shaw, age 32, Brewers Traveller, born Glasgow

Mother Elizabeth Shaw, age 29, born Glasgow

Children: Richard S. Shaw, age 5, Scholar, born Glasgow

Mary Shaw, age 2, born Glasgow