Edward Thomas (Ned) SHAW

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SHAW, Edward Thomas

Service Number: 127
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Brigade Train
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, 14 April 1894
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Albert School, Maryborough
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of wounds, France, 25 May 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy St Pierre, Amiens, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Maryborough Albert State School War Memorial, Maryborough City Hall Honour Roll, Maryborough Queen's Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 127, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 127, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
25 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 127

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Cemetery  details: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy St Pierre, Amiens, Picardie, France

"ROLL OF HONOUR. DRIVER EDWARD THOMAS SHAW.

The sad intelligence was received in town on Saturday that another of the young men whom our city has every reason to be proud ow had paid the supreme sacrifice on the battlefields of France. The Rev. W. Little was officialy advised that Driver Edward Thomas (Ned) Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Shaw, of "The Pocket," had died of wounds on May 25th, and he conveyed the sad intelligence to the late soldier's parents. "Ned" as Driver Shaw was popularly known locally, had the confidence and esteem of a large circle of friends. He was a native of Maryborough and had resided all his life in our midst till he answered his country's call for men. The deceased was educated at the Albert School, after which, he was apprenticed to the fitting trade at Walkers' Limited, and later joined the Railway Department. On the outbreak of war in 1914, "Ned" offered his services, and was one of the first local boys to join the colours, he being the 127th boy accepted in Queensland. He left his native State in September, 1914, and served for some time in Egypt, after which he was sent to the continent. Although on active service for four years, during which time he took part in many historical engagements, he came through all unscatched till the engagement in which he was mortally wounded. The late "Ned" Shaw was 27 years of age, of a very genial disposition, and a fine type of Australian manhood. Much sympathy will be felt for the bereaved parents, who are highly esteemed citizens, and have been resident in Maryborough for about 55 years. The flag at the Albert School was flown at half-mast yester- day as a tribute of respect to the past scholar." - from the Maryborough Chronicle 10 Jun 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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