John William Shaw (c.1891-1916)

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John William 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, JOHN WILLIAM. Lance Sergeant. No 2331. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs William Shaw, Wharf House, Warehouse Hill, Marsden. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company Limited, New Mills, Marsden. Was a member of Marsden Brass Band. He was a well known local pianist and an association football player. As a young boy he was a chorister at Marsden Parish Church. Received severe wounds during the Battle of the Somme on 3.7.1916. Died of wounds at Bradford War Hospital on 31.7.1916, aged 25 years. A letter was received from the military authorities that they were unable to arrange a full military funeral but a gun carriage was sent for the funeral at St. BARTHOLOMEW'S CHURCHYARD, MARSDEN. Grave location:- SW, 23, 4.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

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