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Vena

Vena Report 24 Jan 2013 21:39

i am new to this site, i have searched the site and found my great grandfather, served in the army in 1891... i found a document on here bu would like to obtain the full record anyone know where i can get this? i have tried the archives in kew, very unhelpful :-( :-(

Choccy

Choccy Report 24 Jan 2013 21:53


He might be on FMP. Do you want to post his details?


Vena

Vena Report 25 Jan 2013 20:21

charles shaw born 1867.. age 24 in 1891...he was a private in sherwood foresters stationesd in 1891 at disrict.. st germans antony.. parish antony cornwall
charles came from alfreton in derbyshire...
ref info..folio 177 page 14
piece 1806
we really appreciate the time you have taken to reply, any advice you can give would be so helpful
thanx again vena :-D

jansmith

jansmith Report 25 Jan 2013 20:27

there is this on ancestry

Name:
Charles Shaw

Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1867

Age at enlistment:
19

Birth Parish:
Alfreton

Birth County:
Derbyshire

Document Year:
1886

Regimental Number:
1544

Regiment Name:
Derbyshire Regiment

Number of images:
3

Thelma

Thelma Report 26 Jan 2013 15:38

If he married Hannah Taylor then he re-enlisted 10 Mar 1915 and his pension record is on Ancestry immediately after the above 3 images.

Gins

Gins Report 26 Jan 2013 15:47

Thelma

That record shows his wife to be Rebecca Cheetham, so its a diiferent man

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 26 Jan 2013 19:52


There appear to be several images on Ancestry Military Records (British Army WW1 Pension Records) for Charles Shaw.

SHORT SERVICE ATTESTATION
Charles SHAW
No: 1544
Corps: Derbyshire Regiment
Joined: Derby 9 July 1886
Born: Alfreton Derbyshire
Age: 19 yrs 0 months.
Trade: Stoker
Description:
Age 19
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 127 lbs
Chest measurement: 34"
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light Brown
Religion: C of England
Distinctive Marks: Scar on left side.

A Charles Shaw goes into the Army Reserve in January 1898.
A Charles Shaw is recalled to Army Service 17 March 1900 embarking for South Africa with the Sherwood Forresters (Derbyshire Regiment), at that time his next of kin is Hannah Shaw, 12 Meadow Road, Ironville, Alfreton. Discharged is 14 Oct 1902.

Re-enlistment Form reveals....
10 March 1915
Age 45
Height: 5'8"
Scar on left side.
Discharged 4 Dec 1918.
Next of Kin Hannah Shaw, 37 Johnson St, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derby.
Wife: Hannah Shaw.
Marriage details: Hannah Taylor married 28 August 1895.
Children:
Mary Elizabeth, 18 Feb 1900
Phyllis 29 Nov 1901
Annie May, 3 Oct?Dec? 1903
Sarah Ellen, 1 Feb 1906
Charles, 29 Oct?Dec? 1907.


Gins, I'm not quite with you :-S which record shows his wife as Rebecca Cheetham?
:-) Karen

Vena

Vena Report 26 Jan 2013 23:21

that is him, thankyou so much for that, we are so grateful.. is there any way of finding out what campaigns he fought in and any medals received

Vena

Vena Report 26 Jan 2013 23:21

that is him, thankyou so much for that, we are so grateful.. is there any way of finding out what campaigns he fought in and any medals received

Vena

Vena Report 26 Jan 2013 23:22

that is him, thankyou so much for that, we are so grateful.. is there any way of finding out what campaigns he fought in and any medals received

Vena

Vena Report 26 Jan 2013 23:22

that is him, thankyou so much for that, we are so grateful.. is there any way of finding out what campaigns he fought in and any medals received

Gins

Gins Report 27 Jan 2013 10:47

Karen

Thelma Report 26 Jan 2013 15:38
If he married Hannah Taylor then he re-enlisted 10 Mar 1915 and his pension record is on Ancestry immediately after the above 3 images.


The record Jan posted is correct and if you scroll on pages it does show his wife as Hannah. The record underneath the correct record on Ancestry has a wife called Rebecca and is not the same Charles.

Hope that make sense!

Vena

If you send me your email address by PM, I will copy and send you all the pages from his service records, this will give you his full history

I cant do it until tomorrow though

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 27 Jan 2013 15:05


Gins. Oh, I see. I think.
Thanks, Karen