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Memorial .Dozinghem Military CemeteryXV.D.8
    

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David: 50786 Private SHAW William George The King?s (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Infantry Labour Coy. Formerly 187157 Royal Field Artillery The son of William and Ellen Shaw of Liverpool, he enlisted and resided at Liverpool. The husband of Edith Shaw of 20 Muriel Street, Walton, Liverpool he died of wounds on the 2nd November 1917 aged 34. He is buried in Dozingham Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave Reference XV.D.8

Family :

The son of William and Ellen Shaw of Liverpool, he enlisted and resided at Liverpool. The husband of Edith Shaw of 20 Muriel Street, Walton

Military :

Unit :  20/The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 

Action : The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele) 

EnlistedLiverpool
31 July - 10 November 1917. By the summer of 1917 the British Army was able for the first time to fight on its chosen ground on its terms. Having secured the southern ridges of Ypres at Messines in June, the main attack started on 31st July 1917 accompanied by what seemed like incessant heavy rain, which coupled with the artillery barrages conspired to turn much of the battlefield into a bog. Initial failure prompted changes in the high command and a strategy evolved to take the ring of ridges running across the Ypres salient in a series of 'bite and hold' operations, finally culminating in the capture of the most easterly ridge on which sat the infamous village of Passchendaele. The Official History carries the footnote ?The clerk power to investigate the exact losses was not available? but estimates of British casualties range from the official figure of 244,000 to almost 400,000. Within five months the Germans pushed the British back to the starting line, which was where they had been since May 1915.

Masonic :

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Mother : Baron Egerton No. 3513 E.C.Cheshire

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