Herbert Sidney Shaw

Name

Herbert Sidney Shaw

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/02/1917
23

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
12249
Bedfordshire Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2 C.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial

Pre War

Herbert was the adopted son of James & Matilda Frost of the “William IV” Public House, Baldock Street, Royston, Hertfordshire. Before the outbreak of the Great War he was employed as a local Postman.

Wartime Service

He was posted to France on the 30th July 1915. On the 11th February 1917 the Battalion were ordered to push forward their line of posts on the E side of the Puisieux Road, in the Ancre Valley. The attack was made in the dark and some of the assaulting troops were held up by enemy wire and heavy machine gun fire. It was during this attack that Herbert went missing.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson