The AIF Project

Victor Roy Willoughby SHAW

Regimental number10672
OccupationTelephone mechanic
Address143 Vine Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, John Shaw, 143 Vine Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military service9th Field Engrs
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Essendon Baptist Church Roll of Honor ('For King and Empire'), Victoria.

Meritorious Service Medal

'For devotion to duty and valuable services rendered between the end of March last and 16th September, 1918. Acting in the capacity of Corporal Despatch Rider, this Non Commissioned Officer has done work of the greatest value, and by his unceasing energy and endurance has set a splendid example to all those with whom he has worked. During the operations on the SOMME since March he has been daily on the road at all hours, and very frequently under most trying conditions, he has displayed such initiative and skill that his work has materially assisted in maintaining a most valuable and reliable means of communication. During the rapid advancement of the line Corporal SHAW invariably located units in their new promptness and reliability worthy of the highest commendation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.