Allen Charlesworth Shaw (1897-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SHAW, ALLEN CHARLESWORTH. 3rd Engineer with the Kenmore Cork Steam Packet Company, Mercantile Marine. Born Leef Street, Moldgreen, 1.7.1897. Son of Karl Augustus Shaw and Evangeline Charlesworth, 36 Woodbine Road, Fartown. Educated Hillhouse Council School. Employed as an electrical engineer by Messrs E. Brook Limited, Empress Works. Enlisted 23.1.1918. He was Third engineer on board SS Kenmare, which sailed from Liverpool on Saturday 2 March 1918, and was torpedoed 'six hours after leaving port.' The ship was sunk by a German submarine 25 miles N.W. of the Skerries. The torpedo caused such damage to the SS Kenmare that she sank in less than two minutes. 29 men, including the Captain, were killed. Has no known grave. Commemorated TOWER HILL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; commemorated on headstone in Kirkburton Cemetery.