Frank Shaw (c.1881-1915)

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Frank Shaw

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, FRANK. Private. No 3/3052. 'A' Company, 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Mr H. Shaw, Dodds Royd, Berry Brow. Attended Berry Brow Wesleyan Church. Lived Ravensknowle Road, Moldgreen. Employed by Messrs Jennens, Welch and Company Limited. Married. Mobilised at the outbreak of the war. Killed in action, 26.3.1915, aged 33 years. Buried BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY ENCLOSURE No 3. Grave location: Row C, Grave 8.
His widow received a letter from Company Sergeant Major R. Martin, who wrote, dated March 26th, 1915, 'I am sorry to have to inform you that your husband died yesterday about 10.30am. At the time of his accident he was getting ready to shave. A report was heard and Frank fell to the ground. All that was possible was done for him but he passed peacefully away a few minutes after we got him to the hospital. Your husband was in the same Company as me, both in South Africa and Malta and joined my Company early in December at Lindenhoek, Belgium. He was very ready to do anything that duty called for and was a comrade in whom I had every faith. The N.C.O.'s and men of his company deeply sympathise with you in your loss. He was buried about 5.45pm last night in the grounds of the Chateau Rosenthal. Six Sergeants carriedhim to his grave and the service was read by Captain Yates, his Company Commander. His comrades have put evergreens around his grave and a cross has been put up.'
ROH:- Moldgreen War Memorial; Shepley War Memorial.

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