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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of George Shaw
Person Details
Bilby Notts
George Shaw and Ann Bust Otter married in Lincoln in 1875. They started a family in Reepham, Lincolnshire before moving to Bilby where George was employed as a gamekeeper on the Osberton estate. They had another four children, including George, who was the fifth of seven. When he grew older, George gained employment as a gamekeeper, like his father, on the estate.
Gamekeeper
23 Feb 1917
33
396288 - CWGC Website
TR6/1758
Private
11th Bn Training Reserve
George Shaw joined the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt) Training reserve. he died during training at Brocton camp on 23rd February 1917 and is buried in Rugeley Cemetery, Staffordshire. grave reference II 422 Private George Shaw Retford Times 2 March 1917 Private George Shaw whos death on the 23rd February at Brocton Camp is reported in our obituary column, was the son of the late Mr George Shaw of Bilby. For 18 years he worked as a keeper for the Osberton estate. Soon after the outbreak of war he offered his services to his country but was rejected as medically as unfit but on January 17th last was accepted on re-examination. Always delicate, he was always unable to withstand the severity of camp life and died within six weeks of being called up. He leaves a widowed mother by whom was dearly beloved and will be sorely missed not only by his family but by the many friends his kindly and genial nature had won for him. He is one of the many who, not in the glamour of battle, but in the quiet of the training camp, have made the great sacrifice for home and country.
CWG additional information:- Son of George and Ann Bush Shaw of the Kennels, Bilby, near Retford. Born Bilby. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of George Shaw
    George Shaw - This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of George Shaw
  • Photo shows the death plaque (dead man's penny ) of George Shaw,  now at Bassetlaw Museum, Retford . Courtesy of the Bassetlaw Museum.
    George Shaw - Photo shows the death plaque (dead man's penny ) of George Shaw, now at Bassetlaw Museum, Retford . Courtesy of the Bassetlaw Museum.