William Shaw (c.1841-1915)

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, W. Trooper. No 490. 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays). Died at home, 6.12.1915. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 11B, 115.


Huddersfield Daily Examiner (09/Dec/1915):

Veteran's Funeral — The funeral took place at the Edgerton Cemetery this afternoon of William Shaw, aged seventy-six, an army veteran. He served in the 2nd Dragoon Guards, and afterwards in the 8th Hussars in India at the time of the Mutiny, although his regiment was not in the area where the actual fighting took place. The grave was made in a portion of the cemetery which has been reserved for the graves of soldiers killed in the present war. A number of army veterans were present, and the bearers and firing party were men of the 5th West Yorkshires.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission