SHAW, Frederick
(Service number 38985)

Aliases Fred
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 28 February 1883 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 37 Park Avenue, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Sarah SHAW (mother), 37 Park Avenue, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

TB of lung

Post-war Occupations



Date 20 August 1963 Age 79 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick Shaw was the son of Charles Reginald Shaw, and his second wife, Sarah, née Maude. The first wife of Charles died in 1882 at Timaru, leaving a large family. Charles married Sarah in 1888, having a large family by her also. Fred was educated at Union Street School, Dunedin, transferring to Timaru South School in 1897 and leaving there in December 1899 to assist his surveyor father. He earned recognition at Union Street School in 1896 and was Dux of Timaru south in 1899. Private F. Shaw returned home with Draft 191 of invalided soldiers by the “Remuera”, embarking at Liverpool on 7 September 1918 and arriving on 23 October. He suffered 50% disability as a result of tB of the lung. Fred remained in Timaru after the war, living with his mother probably until her death.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 March 2020]; Evening Star, 17 December 1896, Timaru Herald, 22 December 1899, Evening Post, 14 October 1918, Sun, 14 October 1918 (Papers Past) [03 March 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [10 March 2020]

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