Lawrence Henry SHAW

Regimental number12/245
Date of birth28 November 1891
Place of birthMount Eden
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStone mason
AddressNewton, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.9
Height5' 7"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Shaw, Cambridge Street, Newton, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the Gordon Rifles; 3 years in the Engineers, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTwelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George William and Sarah Ann Shaw, 4 Cambridge Street, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915; disembarked Gallipoli, 5 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 May 1915.

Now, 20 July 1915, reported wounded and missing.

Board of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 16 January 1916, concluded: 'Now reported Believed Dead'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File R7816228

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