Lot Archive


№ 393


2 December 1992

Hammer Price:

Family Group

Five: Acting Sergeant H. G. Shaw, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1914-15 STAR (18209 Pte., R. Lanc. R.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (ASjt., R. Lanc. R.); Serbia OBILITCH GOLD MEDAL FOR BRAVERY; DEFENCE MEDAL, the group mounted in a contemporary display with seven regimental cap badges and shoulder titles, good very fine

Pair: Private E. Shaw, West Riding Regiment BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (242066 Pte., W.Rid.R.) extremely fine

Pair: Corporal S. Shaw, Royal Artillery BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (127651 Cpl., R.A.) extremely fine (9)

Harry Gordon Shaw served in France and the Dardannelles where he was awarded the Serbian Obilitch Gold Medal for Bravery in connection with a night patrol. After the war he served with the Ministry of Pensions and later the Inland Revenue. During the Second World War he served in the Epsom Home Guard.

Ernest Shaw was killed in action on3 May 1917, and is commemorated on Bay 6 of the Arras Memorial.

Sydney Shaw died shortly after the war from the effects of gas poisoning received in the trenches. (The above information was supplied by family sources).