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Radford, Nottingham
Joseph Shaw was born in 1884 at Radford and was the son of William Shaw a coal miner and Ada Elizabeth Shaw nee Gleadhill and the brother of Maud Mary 1886 Fanny Elizabeth b1888, Mabel Mary b1894 and Lily b1898. Joseph Shaw married his wife Maria Nicholson née Rawlings (born 29th January 1869 Devon) in 1909 at Nottingham, she had previously been married to John Nicholson (1867-1906) she brought two children to the marriage Alice Mabel Nicholson and William Albert Nicholson. Joseph and Maria they lived at 2 Cambridge Yard, Henry Street, Nottingham, they went on to have a son Joseph William Arthur Shaw born 12th December 1909. In the 1911 census the family are living at 3 Hague Street, Radford and are shown as Joseph William Shaw 27 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Maria 34 yrs and her children, Alice Maud Nicholson 20 yrs a cotton mill hand and William Albert Nicholson 14 yrs a cotton mill hand, and their son Joseph William Arthur Shaw 1 year of age, also living at the address was his sister Mable Mary Shaw 17 yrs a cooton mill hand. Following his death his widow Maria was awarded a pension of 20 shillings which commence on 13th August 1917.
He was a coal miner.
24 Jan 1917
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Machine Gun Corps
Private Joseph Shaw, enlisted at Nottingham a pre-war regular, service number 6891 he had landed in France on 4th November 1914 with 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He was serving with 139th Company Machine Gun Corps, when he was killed in action on 24th January 1917. He is buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery,(grave ref. I.C.9).
Nottingham Post notice (abridged) 19 February 1917: 'Shaw. Killed in action January 24th 1917, Private J Shaw, Machine Gun Corps, husband of Maria Shaw, Cambridge Yard, Henry Street. Wife and child, stepdaughter Alice and family, stepson Bill (in France) and wife.' In memoriam published 24th January 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SHAW. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. J. Shaw, M.G.C., killed in action January 24th, 1917. Sleep on, dear husband, and take thy rest; we miss you most who loved you best. – From sorrowing wife and son.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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