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Newark upon Trent
John William Hossingbrook Shaw was born in 1870 at Newark and lived at 6 Bells Row, Newark. John married his wife Louis Hallam on 25th December 1897 at Christ Church, Newark, they went on to have the following children, Gladys Beatrice born 27th July 1899, Rosetta born 17th July 1903, Anne born 28th June 1906, William Henry born 6th October 1907 and Phyllis born 17th July 1913, all were born in Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 1 Dukes Row, Parliament Street, Newark and are shown as John 41 yrs a carpenter, he is living with his wife Louis 38 yrs and their children, Gladys 11 yrs, Rose 7 yrs, Annie 4 yrs and Henry William 3 yrs. Following his death his widow Louis now living at 6 Bells Row, Newark was awarded a pension of 25 shillings a week for herself and 4 children, to commence on 6th December 1915.
He was a carpenter.
31 May 1915
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3rd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private John William Hossingbrook Shaw enlisted on 5th September 1914 at Newark, he stated he had seen previous service in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry which he had left at the termination of his engagement. He gave his age as 40 yrs and 305 days, ( he was actually 44 yrs of age born in 1870) his address as 22 Lindum Street, Newark, his next of kin was his wife Louis of the same address and he was a carpenter by trade. He was posted to the 3rd battalion Lincolnshire Regiment and served all his time on the home front. On 31st May 1915 he died at Grantham of double pneumonia. He is buried at Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
Article published in the Newark Herald on 5th June 1915 :- Resided with wife in Lindum Street, Newark. Saw ten years’ service in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and on the outbreak of war, re-enlisted in the 3rd Lincolns. He proceeded to Lincoln and was then transferred to Grimsby, at which place he has been training for the last nine months. A short time ago, his wife was taken seriously ill. On the advice of the doctor, Pte. Shaw was sent for as it was not anticipated his wife would recover. He came home and the shock of his wife’s illness appeared to prey on his mind. He contracted double pneumonia and was removed to Newark Hospital where he died at the early age of 44 years, after five days in that institution. Buried with full military honours provided by the Royal Engineers.
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  • Buried in Newark Town Cemetery Photo Murray Biddle
    John William H Shaw - Buried in Newark Town Cemetery Photo Murray Biddle