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Keith Raymond Shaw

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Keith Raymond AWMM
  • Surname
    Shaw AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    454955 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 6 Amargh Street, Claudelands, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Shaw (mother), 6 Amargh Street, Claudelands, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    454955 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Keith Shaw was the son of Fergus and Margaret Shaw of Hamilton.

    During the battle for Cassino (March/April 1944) Keith Shaw was killed. On 27 March six New Zealand men were in a building in which the telephone exchange of 30 Battery Command Post was installed. In a fierce onslaught by hostile guns on the 30 Battery area a heavy shell struck the building and it collapsed, burying the occupants. All six men would almost certainly have died had it not been for a party of Americans of C Battery, 985 Field Artillery Battalion, who rushed to the site and worked to the point of exhaustion to clear the rubble and move heavy beams and masonry to rescue the survivors. This rescue operation was carried out regardless of the shelling which continued intermittently throughout the afternoon. Three of the men died. They were Sergeant Brown and Gunners R.E. Scott and K.R. Shaw.

    An article about the war commemorations in Cassino featured in the New Zealand Herald, 28 May 2004. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 March 1944 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    CassinoItaly AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM X. A. 11. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Weekly News AWMM
      1944 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 174 AWMM
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p. 574. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      28 May 2004 AWMM

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