George Shaw

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 16.10.1916
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 39403
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: New Zealand Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 03.12.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: N.Z. Memorial

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 19.01.1894
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 2 Lytton St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Carpenter, Craig & Co, Oamaru
  • Mother:

    Mrs Julia Shaw, Inchcolme, Oamaru, New Zealand

  • Father:

    John Shaw

  • Siblings:

    Miss Shaw 2 Lytton St, Dundee & Miss Shaw, Ellanfern, Braemar

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Shaw

For more information on George, visit his Service Record.


Sergeant G. Shaw, of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, who was killed in action on December 3, was a nephew of the late Miss Shaw, who for many years was a member of Dundee School Board.  He was the third son of the late Mr John Shaw and of Mrs Shaw, Incholm, Otago, New Zealand, and a brother of the Misses Shaw, 2 Lytton Street, Dundee, and of Ellanfern, Braemar.  Prior to enlisting in August, 1916, Sergeant Shaw was employed as a carpenter in Oamaru, N.Z.

Dundee Courier 7th January 1918

Killed in Action 3rd December 1917

Buttes New British Cemetery  Memorial Polygon Wood.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additioanl information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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