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SHAW – William 2nd Foot Guards 1st and 2nd Battalion

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2nd Regiment
NameSHAW – William
Regiment (s)2nd Foot Guards 1st and 2nd Battalions
Regiment Number (s) 2259
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th March 1838 / 18 years / Not stated
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationQuebec Canada – 1 year 8 months
Length of Service15 years 3 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th March 1853 / London England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Durham England
Pension Districts1853-1860 Newcastle (transferred to Tilbury Fort)
1861-1864 Western Australia
1864-1873 Adelaide South Australia
1874 Newcastle on Tyne
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of BirthMay 1820 Brancepeth Durham Northumberland England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Express 14th April 1864 – page 2
Departure from Western
9th April 1864 per Steamship “Alexandra” from King George’s Sound to Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial9th October 1877 Chelsea Hospital London England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWilliam Shaw was recorded as being a good efficient soldier. He was discharged due to a bad fracture of the shoulder joint.
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Shaw, 2259, Private, 2nd Foot Guards 1st & 2nd Battalion
Served with 2nd Bn on a ship to Quebec 27/04/1841 to 08/06/1841
Location London & Quebec, County London, England. WO12/1747
1851 William Shaw, 2259, Private, Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards
Location London & Windsor. WO12/1752WO23/170 1872-1875 Admission Books to Chelsea Hospital 27 March 1877
Coldstream Guards: William Shaw, age 58, Service abroad Canada 1 years 8 months, Service 15 years Conduct Good, pension 7d, Injuries fracture of shoulder joint, Admitted to Out-Pension 8 March 1853,Board decision – to be admitted, No wife or children, Character Good, Residence 38 Elswick Street, Sunderland Road, Gateshead, Staff Officer Newcastle on Tyne.
WO23/173 Index of Admissions Chelsea 1858-1933
Coldstream Guards:
William Shaw, rate 7d, Admitted to Out-pension 8 March 1855
In pension 1 April 1877 Died 9 October 1877.