This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Alexander Jack Shaw
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 14 Albany Tce, Dundee
Mary Jack Shaw, 14 Albany Tce, Dundee
Thomas Shaw, 14 Albany Tce, Dundee
Thomas Gordon Shaw & David Shaw
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
DUNDEE OFFICER KILLED IN ACTION.
CRACK SHOT, WHO COMPETED AT BISLEY.
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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