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Full Name: Gerald Edwin Shaw
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Gerald Edwin
Surname: Shaw
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 12/2898
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Miss Minnie Shaw (sister), Paeroa, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Queen's Hotel, Thames, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation:
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date:
  • 15 August 1914
  • 14 August 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Moeraki or Monowai
Destination:
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 655
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 3 July 1916
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France
Grave Reference: I. C. 39.
Biographical Notes: Gerald Shaw was the brother of Eugene L. Shaw, of Paeroa, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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