Sergeant Joseph Charles Shaw

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

18 Oct 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Iron moulder


Diamond Foundry, Dallow Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

1 Bolton Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Dar es Salaam War Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 27th October 1917
Sgt Joseph Charles Shaw

Sgt Joseph Charles Shaw, 570856, 17th Battalion London Regiment, was killed in action in East Africa on October 18th, 1917.

Parents Joseph and Mary Ann Shaw, of 1 Bolton Road, Luton, were informed of their son's death by Mr H. J. Read, on behalf of the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies. He had received a telegram from the officer administering the government of East Africa Protectorate informing him that Sgt Shaw was killed near Lindi [in present-day Tanzania].

Sgt Shaw had been transferred from the London Regiment to the King's African Rifles and had been in Africa for six months. Before the war he worked as an iron moulder at the Diamond Foundry, Dallow Road, and had been a member of the Luton Town Reserves.

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Sgt Joseph Charles Shaw

Author: Deejaya

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