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Husband of Maria Shaw of 2 Cambridge Yard, Henry Street, Nottingham. Born Nottingham.
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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