Capt Leonard Shaw M.M. , Tanks

1880 Oct 8. Born Hill Top, West Bromwich, Staffs. There is not a birth to fit the 1882 on ADRIC, so I assume that he probably took a few years off his real age when he enlisted. His Army record says 1880, which ties with 1911 census

1881 census

1901 census at Queen St, West Bromwich

1911 census at 125 Prince Street, Pleck, Walsall (as on service record for 1914)

1914 Nov 11. Enlisted

His addess was 69 Mill St, Darlaston, Staffs

1917 May 28 Commissioned 2nd Lt in MCG

1918 Feb 15. Temp. 2nd Lt. L. Shaw to be Asst. Instr. and to be actg. Lt . while so empld . Tank Corps

1918 Nov 8 promoted Lt

1920 Dec 1. Demobbed

1920 Dec 4. Tank Corps. Temp. Lt.. L. Shaw, M.M. relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and is granted the rank of Capt .

1921 May 12. Joined ADRIC with service no 1967. Posted to A Coy .

1921 Jul 15 to 29 Jul on Leave

1922 Jan He appears to have served until demobilisation of ADRIC

1936 Jun 16. In local paper as Commanding Officer of B Squadron of Legion of Frontiersmen . Capt Leonard Shaw

 

ADRIC

WO 339/84367