Pte. William Shaw
8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Service no: 1514
Died of wounds 15th May 1918 age 22 years.
(Listed as ‘wounded’ on 29th August 1917)
Parents: George and Annie Maria Shaw, Halton Holegate.
Excerpt from the Halton Holegate village book:
“It is with great sorrow we have to record the death, in France, of William Shaw age 22 years, son of Mr and Mrs G. Shaw, Northorpe Road. He was a boy of our day school, Sunday school (also a Sunday School teacher) and a member of the choir. He wrote a postcard home saying “I am quite well” but when the official news came, it was found that the next day after sending the above message he had passed away. When he joined the Army he was working as a gardener, near Grimsby where he was greatly respected. He is also remembered with affection at Mavis Enderby and Aswardby, where he worked for some time. We all send our heartfelt sympathy to his mother and father.”