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John William Shaw  J Shaw       Sherwood Foresters - Notts &  Derby cap badge

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Surname Shaw
Forename/s John William
Rank Private
Service Number 21637
DOB 1880 at Unstone Green, Derbyshire
Address 7, Ringwood Terrace
Date & place of death/details 12/4/1916 Aged 35
Died of wounds - shot in the head and died in hospital.
Regiment & Unit 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment).
Service details France & Flanders
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children? Married to Emma Shaw (nee Smales)
2 children (Arthur & Fanny)
Any photographs? Yes - Derbyshire Times
Derbyshire Times Obituary Yes 22/4/1916 (page 4)
Parents names Mr John & Mrs Sarah Ann Shaw
Parents address 4, Albert Terrace, Chesterfield.
Grave location or   memoria location Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Previously gassed & wounded in the trenches.
Pre war occupation was a miner at Holmewood.
Private Shaw also fought in the South African war with the Kings Own Yokshire Light Infantry.
Emma Shaw remarried a Mr John Wallage in 1917.

Campaign Medals:
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that John William Shaw was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that John William Shaw was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.