Shaw, Frank J

Frank Jubilee Shaw, Corporal 49422, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Died 10th October 1916 in Somme, France, aged 29

 

EARLY LIFE

Husband of Mrs F. J. Shaw, of 61 Chester Rd, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

 

WW1 SERVICE

The death of Corporal Shaw was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 20 October 1916:

BIBLE CLASS LOSS: CORPORAL F SHAW FALLS IN ACTION – Mrs Shaw, 4 Albert St, off Chester Road, Macclesfield, received the painful news on Saturday that her husband, Corporal Frank J Shaw, Cheshire Regt, had succumbed to wounds received in action. The sad intelligence was contained in a letter from the sister in charge of the hospital in France where he died: “Your husband came in here with a very severe gunshot wounds on the evening of 9th inst. He was unconscious. He never regained consciousness and passed peacefully away at seven a.m. on the 10th inst. He will be buried today… If you care to send an artificial wreath for his grave, I will put it on for you; or if you like I will buy you one here and stand the cost myself.”

Corporal Shaw was 29 years of age, and the son of Mr Joseph Shaw, formerly of Crompton Road, who has recently gone to reside in Manchester. For many years he had been employed as a packer in the warehouse of the shirt factory of Mr W H L Cameron, J.P., in Longacre Street. The deceased had served five years in the local Volunteers and he enlisted in the Cheshires (Territorials) in July 1915. He was sent to Oswestry, where he soon obtained his Corporal’s stripes, and was employed as an instructor in musketry. Subsequently he was transferred to another battalion and was drafted to France six weeks ago. Prior to going out he spent a short time at home. The Corporal had been a member of the Parish Church Men’s Bible Class for some years and was one of the prize-winners in a Bible study competition. He is the sixth members of the class, of whom over 80 are serving, to have fallen in the war. Much sympathy is felt with Mrs Shaw and her little son.

Private Joseph Shaw, a brother, served with the Cheshires in the Dardanelles and was invalided home suffering from frostbite. he has since been discharged from the Army as medically unfit for further service.

 

COMMEMORATION

Corporal Frank Shaw is buried in Grave Ref. VIII. B. 28. in the Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Corporal Frank Shaw.

In Macclesfield, Corporal Frank Shaw is commemorated on the Park Green, Town Hall, and St Michael’s Church war memorials.

 

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