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Re: Please help? Alfred Shaw born 1894, Rugeley, Staffordshire
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 11:43 GMT (UK) »
Just a thought - I use my library for free access to Anc. and FindMyPast.

One man`s record I found had his complete family listed, wife and children. I think I was very lucky  to find all this, but he had a very unusual surname.

Good idea to use the library

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Re: Please help? Alfred Shaw born 1894, Rugeley, Staffordshire
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 11:49 GMT (UK) »
So National Archives uses differing terminology but they mean the same thing.

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Re: Please help? Alfred Shaw born 1894, Rugeley, Staffordshire
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 11:54 GMT (UK) »
Whatever, it wouldn't have helped identify him.
Alfred Shaw, 37136, looks to be eliminated.
The possible marriage to Lucy Hindley looks promising. She was a school teacher, and doesn't appear to have remarried after the death of her husband. But when and where did he die?
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Have to say though, Alfred Shaw is such a common name. So caution is needed re that possible marriage.

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Re: Please help? Alfred Shaw born 1894, Rugeley, Staffordshire
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 12:10 GMT (UK) »
Might find him on a war memorial but where to look? Not all of them, or their names, are listed on-line, and he may not have made it to a memorial anyway.

Lucy going to Lincs in 1919 is interesting. Perhaps a move after Alfred died?

I wonder if Sonny has any more info that might help with this.

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Re: Please help? Alfred Shaw born 1894, Rugeley, Staffordshire
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 12:50 GMT (UK) »
Well, I think Lucy's husband died in 1919, and he looks to be too old to be the Alfred we want (drat!)
Death
Sep 1919 Stamford 7a 278
Shaw, Alfred   
age 29

Probate record - administration to Lucy Maria Shaw widow. She was still living in Wharf Road Stamford in the early 20's.
https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar?surname=shaw&yearOfDeath=1919&page=1#calendar

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Re: Please help? Alfred Shaw born 1894, Rugeley, Staffordshire
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 12:59 GMT (UK) »
Alfred's in Whittington, Huddlesford (Lichfield, Staffs) in 1911 and he's 'coal filling'. There was a barracks in Whittington which is now the Staffs Regiment Museum. They may be able to help.
http://www.staffordshireregimentmuseum.com

Can't find a suitable nearby memorial with Alfred on it. Wonder if he went by the name of Fred.

His bp was 28.10.1894 in St Augustine, Rugeley.

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Re: Please help? Alfred Shaw born 1894, Rugeley, Staffordshire
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 21:03 GMT (UK) »
Thatís it ....Alfredís family lived in Huddlesford near Whittington, his younger sister Elsie (my grandmother lived there).

Thanks for all this help.

Looks like I am best contacting the Regiment for info.