2nd Lt. William Shaw RAF


1899 May 18. Born Renfrewshire, Scotland - 18 William Shaw born Scotland in 1899, and of these 9 were plain "William Shaw". However the RAF address gets the right man in 1901, as the dob is correct

1901 census, the inhabitants of 45 New St Paisley were

Smith Shaw Head Married Male 54 1847 Tailor & Clothier Ireland  
Annie Shaw Wife Married Female 54 1847 - Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland  
George Shaw Son Single Male 24 1877 Tailor Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland  
Annie Shaw Daughter Single Female 22 1879 - Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland  
Lizzie Shaw Daughter Single Female 20 1881 - Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland  
Benjamin Shaw Son Single Female 16 1885 Butcher's Apprentice Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland  
David Shaw Son Single Male 12 1889 Scholar Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland  
Robert Shaw Visitor Single Male 22 1879 Carpenter Ireland

There is no John nor William, so that gets me no further forward. However that address was his grandparents. He was at 12 Blythswood, where his birth puts him

Household Members Age Relationship
John Shaw 30 Head
Elizabeth Shaw 30 Wife
William Shaw 1 Son

1911 census . His mother, now styled as Bessie s , with the three of them now living at 14, Wellmeadow, Paisley.

1914 to 1917 He was an apprentice chartered accountant

RAF Record 1 - Officer born 18 May 1899

1919 Jun 27 Marriage • Glasgow, Scotland to Rebecca (Reya or Betty) Thomson (1898–1986)

1920 Nov 3. Joined ADRIC with service no 967. Posted to H Coy

1922 Jan 13. Discharged on demobilisation of the ADRIC

1924 Daughter Margaret born Canada

1981 Died Paisley aged 83. Mother maiden name Kay. Wrong mother maiden name

1986 Nov 16 His wife Rebecca died • Canada, New Westminster, B.C.

Birth Date 18 Jan 1898
Birth Year (Estimated) 1898
Birthplace Paisley, Scotland
Marital Status Widowed
Father's Name Samuel Thomson
Mother's Name Elizabeth Scott Saxon
Spouse's Name William Shaw
Event Type Death
Event Date 16 Nov 1986
Event Place New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada