Private ERNEST MERRYWEATHER SHAW (photo added)

Serviceman Headstone image Serviceman thumbnail gravemarker Serviceman thumbnail
Rank Private
Forenames ERNEST MERRYWEATHER
Surname SHAW (photo added)
Initials E M
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Monday, 10 July 1944
Age 19
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 14545647
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Dorsetshire Regiment
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 5 Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (43rd Wessex Infantry Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration SAINT-MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location I. D. 5.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF PERCY MERRYWEATHER SHAW AND ELLEN GRACE CAROLINE SHAW, OF WRAXALL, BRISTOL.

Additional Information

 

 

ERNEST MERRYWEATHER SHAW, was the second son of Ellen Grace Caroline Shaw (neé Rowley of Avonmouth, Bristol). His only brother Aircraftman 1st Class 623583 Clifford Granville Shaw was killed in 1940, aged only 19. He was the wireless operator and machine gunner in a Bristol Blenheim, 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force. He has no known grave and is commemorated on Runnymede Memorial.

 

Their father, Percy Merryweather Shaw had been interned in Ruhleben Civilian Prison Camp, near Berlin in Germany, during the First World War, as he was a ship's engineer on a British merchant ship that was in the port of Hamburg when war was declared.1

 

Private ERNEST MERRYWEATHER SHAW was killed in Normandy on Monday 10th July 1944 while serving with 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Like his elder brother, he was only 19 years old when killed.

 

 

ERNEST MERRYWEATHER SHAW, undated.

 

 

References
1. Information and photographs kindly provided by Anthony Le Couteur, cousin of Private ERNEST MERRYWEATHER SHAW.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: Anthony Le Couteur, cousin of Private ERNEST MERRYWEATHER SHAW.
Individual photograph: Anthony Le Couteur, cousin of Private ERNEST MERRYWEATHER SHAW.
Additional photographs provided by: Anthony Le Couteur, cousin of Private ERNEST MERRYWEATHER SHAW.
Additional information provided by: Anthony Le Couteur, cousin of Private ERNEST MERRYWEATHER SHAW.

 

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