Gilbert Rolland (Bert) SHAW

SHAW, Gilbert Rolland

Service Number: 6382
Enlisted: 16 October 1916, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, 27 May 1895
Home Town: Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural Causes, Mackay, Queensland, 31 December 1975, aged 80 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Coningsby State School HB, Farleigh Mill & District Roll of Honour, Glenella State School WW1 Roll of Honour, Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

16 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Townsville, Queensland
23 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6382, 26th Infantry Battalion
23 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6382, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
30 Oct 1918: Discharged AIF WW1

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Brother of 665 Pte. William Ernest Shaw (/explore/people/274144) - who was killed in action, Passchendaele, Belgium, on 05 Oct 1917

(Caption from back of attached photo)

Salisbury Plains, April 16 – My Dear Father,

Just a Post Card to let you know that both Willie & myself are well. Hoping this finds you & all at home quite well. I may tell you we are having good weather here now glad to say so for they need it the front there will be something doing over there now. This is pretty crook photo but you couldn’t expect it any better only taken in a small village but you know it’s me alright. Well Father I hope we will soon be able to see you all again. I must conclude with best love from Willie & myself. I must say good bye. I remain yours ever loving Son,

Bert xxxxxx