Charles Shaw (c.1889-1917)

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, CHARLES. Private. No TR5/22571. 6th Training Reserve Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late James Shaw of Newgate, Slaithwaite, who hanged his wife and then hanged himself on 30.11.1916. The evidence at the inquest showed that the father was much upset owing to his son's exemption for military service being withdrawn. Private Shaw previously assisted his father in the business of farmer and blacksmith at Newgate, Slaithwaite. Had been in the army just six weeks and a fortnight of that period had been spent in hospital. Was found dead in a hospital at Rugeley Camp, Staffordshire, on Friday, 29.3.1917, aged 27 years. At the inquest the jury returned a verdict of suicide whilst of unsound mind. It was thought that the recent tragedy 'had got on his nerves.' Buried POLE MOOR BAPTIST CHAPEL YARD EXTENSION. Grave location:- New ground, 6, 21.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission