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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of Alfred Shaw situated at the General Cemetery, Nottingham
Courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of Alfred and Kathleen Shaw (nee Berridge) On 1881 Census he is living with his parents and sisters – Ellen Elizabeth and Selina – at 5 Somerset Terrace, Nottingham. His father is listed as a railway foreman On 1891 Census he is living with his parents and sisters – Ellen and Selina – at 33 Healey Street, Meadows, Nottingham. His father is listed as a railway goods foreman On 1901 Census he is living with his parents and sisters – Ellen and Selina – at 35 Healey Street, Meadows, Nottingham. His father is listed as a railway checker and Alfred as a joiner. On 1911 Census he is living with his parents and sister Selina at 30 Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham. He is listed as a joiner. Married Sarah Jane (Jenny) Earley in 2nd September 1911 His wife remarried after his death and became Sarah Jane Quigley
On the Census returns, he is shown as a joiner, but on enlistment he described himself as a carpenter
19 Apr 1921
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When he enlisted in 1909, he gave his address as 30 Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham
Staff Sergeant
1/1st Nottinghamshire Bty Royal Horse Artillery
Enlisted 9th January 1909 attesting to serve four years with Notts. Battery RHA as a gunner Promoted Wheeler Corporal 13th January 1909 Promoted Wheeler Sergeant 17th July 1909 Attended camp at Wiseton Park 24th July 1909 – 7th August 1909 Attended camp at Hamilton Camp, Salisbury Plain 28th May 1910 – 11th June 1910 Attended camp at Skegness 9th September 1911 – 23rd September 1911 Promoted Wheeler Staff Sergeant 18th May 1912 Attended camp at West Down South Camp, Shrewton, Salisbury Plain 25th May 1912 – 6th June 1912 Re-engaged for a further years’ service 9th January 1913 Attended camp at Larkhill Camp, Salisbury Plain in 1913 Re-engaged for a further years’ service 1914 Agreed to service outside the UK 9th October 1914 Re-engaged for a further years’ service 14th January 1915 Embarked at Avonmouth for Alexandria on 9th April 1915 probably aboard SS Nitonian Entered Theatre 25th April 1915 In Palestine from 22nd March 1917 - 23rd May 1918 Awarded £15.00 bounty 27th March 1917 Renumbered 612046 in 1917 Posted to 19th Brigade Ammunition Column 12th October 1917 Sailed back to UK between 24th May 1918 – 4th June 1918 On leave from 5th June 1918 – 3rd July 1918 Arrived back in Egypt 12th August 1918 Served with Egyptian Expeditionary Force between 13th August 1918 – 4th March 1919 Sailed back to UK between 5th March 1919 – 23rd March 1919 Awarded one month's re-engagement leave 21st April – 20th May 1919 Disembodied 24th May 1919 Demobilised under Para 156 (13) T.F Regulations 31st March 1920 Awarded Territorial Force Efficiency Medal 13th October 1920
He is listed on most records as being born in 1881, but on the 1881 Census taken on 3rd April 1881, he is shown as five months old. This tally's with his Birth Register entry which was registered in 4th Quarter 1880 On discharge he was described as suffering from 20% disability due to Malaria (attributable to service) and 100% disability due to malignant disease of stomach (non attributable to service) On his service papers he is listed as living at 6 Clarendon Street, Nottingham On discharge he was living at 5 Coppice Road, Nottingham. He later moved to 10 Manor Street, Sneinton, Nottingham, and then to 10 Sherwin Street, Nottingham He died at 10 Sherwin Street on 19th April 1921 and is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery
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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of Alfred Shaw situated at the General Cemetery, Nottingham
Courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Alfred Shaw - Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of Alfred Shaw situated at the General Cemetery, Nottingham Courtesy of Peter Gillings