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Date of Birth
Date of Death
9 Dec 1918
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William Henry Shaw was born in 1884.
On 12 April 1909 he married Rosa Ada Fensome.
On 11 December 1915 he joined the 3rd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. He is working as a labourer in the straw hat trade for T Lye & sons of New Bedford Road & living at 53 Ash Road with Rosa & their 2 sons, 8 year old Leonard Collier Fensome Shaw & 5 year old William Henry.
William was sent to France on 1 November 1916 & served there until 26th April 1917 as on 15th April 1917 he was wounded by a shell in the head & jaw.
He received the Silver War Badge & was discharged as no longer fit on 27th February 1918, but sadly within a year he had died & was buried in the cemetery on Crawley Green Road.