Private John Shaw served in the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Québec regiment) in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War One. He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
He was born on April 29th, 1888 Montreal, Quebec
He enlisted on June 12th 1915 in the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles regiment in Montreal, Quebec. He had served in the Home Guard before enlisting. His trade was butcher
Religion: Church of England Height: 5′ 11″ Weight: 145 lbs
He was married to Hannah Marie Shaw who was living at 52 Richmond Street, Montreal
October 24th : He landed in France
September 29th 1916 : He received injury to head and face. Hit by an unknown projectile (probably shrapnel) at the Battle of Somme
March 10th 1917: He was transferred to the 2nd Quebec Regiment Depot
May 9th : He was transferred to the 23rd Reserve battalion
November 6th : He sailed to Canada on SS Olympic
November 21st : He was hospitalized in Montreal
January 18th 1918: He was discharged in Montreal (medically unfit). His address on discharge was 252 Guy Street
He was still alive in 1961
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Private John Shaw British War Medal