12 September 1916 : Pte William Shaw

William Shaw was born in Burnley in 1880

Burnley in North West England (cc Open Street Map)

William lived at 61 Finsley Gate in Burnley and was married to Catherine. They had no children. 

He enlisted soon after the declaration of war.

He arrived in France after training in early 1916. 

He was severely wounded and returned to the UK where he he died of his wounds in hospital on 12 September 1916. He was 36 years old.

Epsom Cemetery Looking north downhill towards the chapel and Epsom, taken from the cemetery extension at the top end of the cemetery. (CC BY SA 2.0) Hugh Craddock

William was buried in Epsom Cemetery.

Pension Record from The Western Front Association archive on Ancestry's Fold3 pl;atform

11512 1st Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 

12 September 1916 died of wounds received.

Research by David O'Mara

Sources: England Census Returns, Soldiers Died in the Great War, Pension Records & Ledgers, Geograph (photograph every grid square!).