1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Arthur Shaw

Contributed by: Andrew Shepheard, on 2008-11-12

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First Name Arthur
Surname Shaw
Year of Birth 1899
Year of Death 1984
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Thetford, Norfolk

Arthur's Story

Arthur Shaw was my maternal grandfather who lied about his age to join up in 1916. He fought in Mesopotamia in an artillery battery. He only ever told me one story directly connected to the war. When the war had ended and they were sailing back home they decided that they had all had enough of war and fighting and they heaved the guns over the side and into the sea. I will never know if this was true but I think it has a simple relevance which I recall every Armistice Day.

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