Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Lance Corporal 9360 James SHAW of 3rd Special Reserve Bn., Cheshire Regiment, Also The Depot. Bn., Cheshire Regiment
Died of illness Tuesday 18th August 1914, West Kirby, Cheshire , age 36
|Of:||24 Cotton Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1878, Padgate, Warrington, Lancashire|
|Marital status:||Married to Georgina Margaret Shaw (née Daley) of 141 Church Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire|
|Occupation:||Tram Car Driver, S.H.M.D. Joint Tramways Board|
|He enlisted in:||Hyde, Cheshire|
|Remembered on:||Hoylake (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Cheshire, North of Church|
|Link with Hyde:||Lived in Hyde|
The first man to die from the 710 Men of Hyde 1914 - 1921.
Daily Orders Report: 3rd S. R. Bn. The Cheshire Regiment:
Corporal Shaw, who is 39 years of age, had had a fairly long career in the army. He went through the Soudan campaign in 1898, and was in the battles at Atbara and Khartoum, and received the Queen's and Khedive's medals with bars. He served over seven years in the 1st Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and finished his time in 1904 when he was put on the reserves. He later transferred to the 3rd Cheshire Regiment, in which he died. He left Hyde on the 128th inst. And proceeded to Chester, where he joined his battalion. His wife subsequently received post cards from him at Wallasey and Birkenhead.
His wife from whom much sympathy is felt in the district is left with five children, the eldest of whom is nine years, and the youngest nine months. Corporal Shaw had been in the employ of the Stalybridge, Hyde, Dukinfield and Mossley Joint Board, as a tram driver for about nine years being one of the first employers. He was very popular amongst the staff, and his colleagues were shocked to hear of his sudden death. He was also well known in the town as an ardent Socialist, and he has often addressed meetings on the Market Square.
The Remains of Corporal Shaw will be interred today (Friday) at Hoylake at 2.30, and the funeral will be given military honours. Several of the deceased man's colleagues, drivers in the employ of the Joint Board will attend the funeral.
North Cheshire Herald, August 22nd 1914, Page 8, Column 4.