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Leonard James Shaw
Leonard James Shaw is my husband's great uncle, my husband is actually named for him, an honor he has longed been proud of. When uncle Len was in France he sent a 'poppy' from Flanders to his family here. It has be given on loan, I believe, to the Auckland Museum.
Public - Dorothy Phyllis - Other Relative - 28 April 2015
An old friend of mine, Tony Woolhouse, died recently while on a cycling holiday in the South Island. He was a scientist at the Ferrier Institute, Victoria University, Wellington. He started his career at the DSIR and after restructuring was with Industrial Research Ltd, Callaghan Innovation and finally the Ferrier institute. When DSIR was disestablished he rescued from the dump bin two framed photographs of DSIR staff, who had died while on active service overseas. One was of '2nd Lt L.J. Shaw Killed in Action, France 29.7.1918'. Tony's grandfather was also a Gallipoli veteran and his father served in WW2 I had promised to help locate the descendants of Leonard James Shaw so that the framed photograph could be returned to them. Tony is no longer with us but I have been given this photograph, by his daughters, to fulfil this promise. I look forward to hearing from descendants.
Public - Ian - 22 April 2015