Frederick Clement SHAW

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SHAW, Frederick Clement

Service Numbers: 237, 3664
Enlisted: 26 February 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 26 September 1877
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 29 September 1917, aged 40 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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Boer War Service

1 Feb 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 237, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry

World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3664, 31st Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3664, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3664, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boorara, Brisbane
29 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3664, 31st Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Information was received through the millitary authorities last week that Corporal Fred C. Shaw had been killed in action in France on September 29. Coporal Shaw had served through the Boer War, and had been in France for the past 12 months. He was well known, and very popular, and before leaving for the Front was on the staff of the National Mutual Life Asociation of Australasia, Limited, for 22 years. He was also prominent in Masonic circles, being a past master of the General Gordon Lodge, English Constitution. He was the eldest son of Mr. F.E. Shaw, of Ingham, and married a daughter of Mr. John Bell, Clytha, Wooloowin. He leaves a widow and little son, for whom great sympathy is felt." - from the Queenslander 10 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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