Thursday, 29 March 2012

Private Percy Douglas Shaw

Born on 17 February 1879 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Minnie Shaw, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as salesman; married; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (15 months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 21 February 1916 (number 246012) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - wounded on 28 October 1917 - invalided to England on 3 November 1917.

Died on 22 July 1928.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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