Shaw, Frederick (No. 19/345)

Shaw, Frederick (Frew)

Rifleman

No. 19/345, Royal Irish Rifles

Died on Wednesday 7 January 1920 (aged 21)

Buried:

Killinchy Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Churchyard, Co. Down

(Grave in South-east part)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Downpatrick Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church War Memorial

First World War Roll of Honour of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland

BIOGRAPHY

Frederick (Frew) Shaw was born on 29 June 1898 in the townland of Ballybundon and he was a son of Frew and Harriet Louisa Shaw (nee Valentine) who were married on 8 December 1886 in Killinchy Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church.  Frew Shaw (aged 20) from Ballymacashan was a son of William Shaw, a farmer and mill owner.  Harriet Louisa Valentine (aged 17) from Ballymacreely was a daughter of Henry Valentine.

The Shaw family lived in the townland of Ballybundon, Killinchy.

Frew Shaw Senior was a farmer and he and Harriet had at least ten children including:

Jane A (born 15 July 1888 in Killinchy)

Sarah (born 9 February 1890 in Ballybundon)

Harriet Louisa (born 28 May 1892 in Ballybundon; died 29 December 1951)

Margaret (Maggie, born 8 April 1894 in Ballybundon)

William Russell (born 7 May 1896; died 12 May 1961)

Frew (born 29 June 1898 in Ballybundon)

James Simpson (born 3 June 1900 in Ballybundon; died 29 August 1960)

Christina (born 26 January 1903 in Ballybundon; died 14 October 1937)

Robert (born 3 May 1905 in Ballybundon)

Frew Shaw Senior died of heart disease on 7 December 1905 (aged 39) and his wife Harriet Louisa died on 26 June 1952.

Frew Shaw enlisted in November 1915 and joined the 19th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles.  It is recorded on the family grave headstone in Killinchy Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Churchyard that he died of wounds received in action near Ypres.

Rifleman Frew Shaw (No. 19/345) was 21 when he died on 7 January 1920 and he was buried in Killinchy Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Churchyard.

On 23 November 1922, his mother, Harriet Louisa applied for her late son’s medals and at that time her address was ‘c/o YWCA, Mildmay House, Blackburne Place, Liverpool’.

Frew Shaw’s brothers, William and James Shaw also served with the Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War and their names are recorded on Downpatrick Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church War Memorial.