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Private Archibald Alfred SHAW, S/9084, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 11th December 1914.

8th June 1885, born Walworth, SE, son of Arthur & #Ellen Shaw, 14, Leyton Square, Peckham, London.

13th October 1887, St Peter, Mile End old Town, Tower Hamlets, baptism of Archibald Alfred Lamartine Shaw, son of Arthur, (cheesemonger), & Ellen Shaw, 22 Liverpool Street.

13th October 1887, St Peter, Mile End old Town, Tower Hamlets, baptism of Laurie? (Laura?) Minnie Kate Shaw, daughter of Arthur, (cheesemonger), & Ellen Shaw, 22 Liverpool Street.

#12th April 1902,  St Andrews, Peckham, Camberwell, Ellen Shaw, age 43, widow, 24 Leyton Square, father John Kerr, deceased, cheesemonger, married George Tucker, age 44, bachelor, labourer, 24 Leyton Square, father Henry Tucker, labourer.

Previously served 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve), Royal West Kent Regiment, discharged 18th May 1910, on Termination of Engagement.

25th December 1913, St Andrews, Peckham, Camberwell, Archibald Alfred Lamentine Shaw, age 29, bachelor, married Florence Barker, age 25, spinster.


Children - Ivor Shaw, born 27th July 1913, Walworth, Southwark. This child was born prior to marriage and is shown in the birth records as Ivor Barker and mother's maiden name of Dinham.

Note - Military Pension record cards show child Joan Shaw born 27th July 1913, but I cannot find any record of that birth.


Re-enlisted , Woolwich, Kent, age 29 years & 267 days, height 5ft 4¾ inches, weight 134lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, sailor girls head ???? right forearm, indistinct F?L?L? left forearm. Resided 54 Downes Street, Ethnard Road, Old Kent Road, SE. / 19, Leyton Square, Peckham, London. Formerly carman.

Home, 17th February 1914 to 7th November 1914, BEF, 8th November1914 to  11th December 1914

17th February 1914, re-enlisted; 5th August 1914, mobilized; 13th September 1914, Lodge Hill, absent from 9.00pm till 11.00pm 14th September 1914, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 24th October 1914, Fort Darland, Irregular conduct on Parade, 1 day confined to Barracks; 24th October 1914, Fort Darland, absent from Tattoo till 8.00pm 29th October 1914; 30th October 1914 to 8th November 1914, forfeits 6 days pay & awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.2. by Commanding Officer, for absence; 8th November 1914, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

1915 December, Camberwell Registration District, Florence Shaw, married Albert E Evans.

20th August 1919, request from Infantry Records to Metropolitan Police, Peckham - requesting whereabouts of Mrs F Shaw, late of 54 Ethnard Road Peckham; 20th August 1919, from Metropolitan Police, Peckham to Infantry Records - " I beg to report having made enquiries but unable to trace Mrs Shaw. The mother of the late Pte S/9084 Alfred Shaw R.W.K Regt (now Mrs Tucker) resides at 14, Leyton Square, Peckham and she informed me that her son's widow married again in 1915 and left the neighbourhood. I am unable to obtain any information as to her present whereabouts."

16th October 1919, Statement of Relatives (completed by mother Ellen Tucker) - Widow, Florence Shaw / Evans, remarried since Soldiers death, address not known; Children - Ivor Barber, address not known; Father, none; Mother, Ellen Tucker,  14, Leyton Square, Peckham; Brothers - Frederick (Shaw crossed out, age 37? crossed out, Joseph Shaw, age 30, 13 Grainger Street, Peckham; Sisters - Laura Turner, age 36, 14, Leyton Square, Peckham; Gertrude Shaw, age 27, 14, Leyton Square, Peckham.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Belgium.


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