Regiment: 6th Bn. Attd 5th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
Other Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial [Google]
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Philip was born in Birmingham to Henry William Cross Shaw and Katherine (Dickenson), and lived with his parents and many siblings in Birmingham, but is not found in the UK in the 1901 or 1911 census.
His father was a manufacturer of nails and died in 1899 so was unaware of Philip's death as well as those of his two brothers: Henry Lynn Shaw and John Herbert Shaw - who was killed on the same day as Philip.
Philip Shaw married Alice Amelia Hayhurst in February 1911 in New Zealand and shortly afterwards they must have come to England as Philip is on a passenger list from Southampton to New York in December 1913. He is described as a Merchant and the next of kin is his wife at an address in Birmingham, UK. A Mr P & Mrs A Shaw are mentioned as sailing to New Zealand on ‘Hilary' in 1914.
He was Private 3478 in the 28th London Regiment before becoming Lieutenant in the Northumberland Fusiliers and went to France in July 1917.
Philip Shaw’s will in 1919 gives probate to his wife Alice Amelia. She is found returning to her native New Zealand later in 1919 where she marries again. When she dies in 1936 there is a will proved in London by solicitors in Birmingham.
On the CWGC certificate it states his parents were of Rosehill, Budleigh Salterton but it has been difficult to establish their connection to Budleigh. His father died in 1899 and his mother died in Finchley, North London in 1936.
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