Harry Shaw lived in Halesowen, attended Halesowen C of E school and was a member of the Halesowen Methodists. He enlisted in the Worcester Territorials and went to the 2/7th Battalion which crossed to the Western Front in May 1916. They were soon involved in front-line action in Artois in the same trenches as the 2nd Battalion in the Spring of 1915. This position was maintained during the Battle of the Somme further south. There were no great actions but many patrols, raids and artillery duels. A raid by B Company was organised for the 10th October in an attempt to destroy German trenches at 'Port Arthur' but, seemingly as always in this flat countryside, it was unsuccessful. Five men were killed and one was Lance Corporal Harry Shaw who is buried in St. Vaast Post Cemetery, Richebourg (2 Z 15). He is commemorated on the Halesowen, Halesowen United Methodist church and Halesowen C of E school Memorials.
High Street, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3BB ?
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