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Shaw, Charles Percival (3920/248)

Place of Birth: Collingwood, VIC

Age: 19 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 3 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3920/248            view online service record

14 Merri Parade
Northcote, VIC

Next of Kin:
Edward Shaw (father)
Redfern Street
Redfern, NSW

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ceramic A40
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 20 September 1917
Place: Belgium

NOK at Embarkation: Mary Rebecca Shaw (mother), 185 Pickles Street, Port Melbourne. Previously served (248) 15 August 1914 RTA medically unfit 3 February 1915.

Corporal, 7 Infantry, killed in action, Belgium, aged 21, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Parents: Edward Herod and Mary Rebecca SHAW, born Collingwood, educated Alfred Crescent SS, North Fitzroy. He enlisted as a 19-year-old wire weaver from Northcote while with an elder brother, their mother at 85 Pickles Street Port Melbourne as next of kin. His father was at Redfern, Sydney; two other brothers enlisted from Melbourne listing him as next of kin, 1039, Frederick James SHAW, killed in action 2 October, 1917, and 924, Walter Harold SHAW, died of wounds, 3 December, 1916. Their father returned the circular from Auburn showing identical birthplaces and education and place of association as Clifton Hill, but rather strangely there is no reference to their mother or Port Melbourne in either of the latter two archives.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 11, 2016 1.40 pm 0Likes

    “LAW NOTICES. A Rule to administer the Estate of Charles Percival Shaw, late A.I.F. abroad, formerly of Merri Parade, Northcote, wire weaver, deceased, intestate, who died on the 20 September, 1917 has been granted to me and all Creditors and Next of Kin, and all others having claims against the Estate are required to send in particulars of their claims to the Curator of the Estates of Deceased Persons, 483 Collins Street, Melbourne on or before 6 November, 1918, or they may be excluded from the distribution of the Estate when the assets are being distributed. WALTER B HOUSE, Curator of the Estates of Deceased Persons. Melbourne, 19th September, 1918”. (Northcote Leader, 28 September, 1918)

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