Eric Arthur Shaw


About Eric Arthur

  • Name
    Eric Arthur
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
  • Resided town
  • Commemorated
    Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
    22 October 1917
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Shoe Trade - Welt Tapper

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Royal Engineers


Eric (Maurice) Arthur Shaw was born in 1895 to parents Nathaniel and Martha (nee Dommett) and lived at 33 Bective Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton. He was one of eight children and the family were employed in the shoe trade; Eric as a welt tapper.

Eric joined the East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers as a Territorial on 15 November 1915, in Northampton, aged 20 years and 9 months.  He trained with 1st and 64th Training Reserve and had no misconduct reports.  He passed through the East Station at Peterborough and signed the visitors’ book on 15 November 1916, just a month before leaving for France.

He served in France from 20 December 1916, and was posted to the 9th Cheshire Regiment on 4 January 1917, and the 16th Cheshire Regiment on 15 January 1917, until his death on 22 October 1917.  Eric was ‘Killed in Action’ in France on 22 October 1917, and is commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 61 – 63).

He was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals.

His brother, Francis served with the Northamptonshire Regiment and returned from the Middle East suffering from TB and malaria.


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