Alexander Jack Shaw

Military Information

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  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion, attached to 10th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 12.10.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 15A & 15C

Personal Information

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  • Address: 14 Albany Tce, Dundee
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  • Mother:

    Mary Jack Shaw, 14 Albany Tce, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Shaw, 14 Albany Tce, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Thomas Gordon Shaw & David Shaw

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More about Alexander Jack Shaw

Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He was the brother of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Gordon Shaw, Royal Flying Corps, who was killed in action 17.03.1918.

Alexander Jack Shaw   Second-Lieutenant   Argyil and Sutherland Highlanders



Another promising young Dundee officer has fallen at the front.

Mr Thomas Shaw, 14 Albany Terrace, has received official intimation of the death in action on 12th October of his eldest son, Second-Lieutenant Alexander Jack Shaw, of the Argyil and Sutherland Highlanders.

The deceased officer was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, and was a member of the O.T.C., in which he took a very keen interest, and the shooting team.  He was a crack Shot, and represented Fettes College in the Public Schools Competition at Bisley in 1914.  Lieutenant Shaw obtained his commission about eighteen months ago, and went out to the front early in July of this year.  He was only 19 years of age.

Dundee Courier 19th October 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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