Roland Hugh (Roly) SHAW

SHAW, Roland Hugh

Service Number: 5196
Enlisted: 18 December 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gingin, Western Australia , 18 September 1892
Home Town: Gingin, Gingin, Western Australia
Schooling: Gingin School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Stroke, Geraldton, Western Australia, 27 September 1968, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Geraldton Cemetery, Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Gingin War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5196, 16th Infantry Battalion, Perth, Western Australia
31 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5196, 16th Infantry Battalion
31 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5196, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

He was the fourth of 12 children and second son born to William Shaw (Snr.), who was of Aboriginal descent, and Mary Ann Hill. He was the brother of William and Claude who both served.