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SHAW – William Royal Artillery Depot Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
NameSHAW – William
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 3rd & 7th Batteries, Depot Battery
Regiment Number (s) 9174
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th February 1835 / 13 years / Woolwich Kent England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 4 years 9 months
Canada – 5 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 199 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 15th October 1861 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1861 Brighton
1865 Tilbury
1865-1866 Western Australia
1866- Victoria
1867-1868 Sydney NSW
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1822 Woolwich Kent 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMartha B 1857 England – aged 9 years on the passenger list of the GEM
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 23 November 1866 page 2 Passenger on the Gem
Departure from Western
To Victoria 17th November 1866 per “Gem” with daughter Martha age
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: At own request having served 21 years
A William Shaw was born 1823 Bp 30 March 1823 at Woolwich Kent father Alexander (late of the RA) and Mother Jean
A William Shaw aged 46 dies in Sydney 1868 registration 1587