The ninth soldier from Corby who lost his life during the First World War is to be commemorated in a flag-raising this Tuesday (March 10) on the 100th anniversary of his death.
William Henry Shaw was born in Portsmouth in 1888. His father was Edmund John Shaw, a baker from Portsmouth; his mother was Emma H Shaw from Brighton.
By 1911, he was working as a police constable in Gretton. He served in the Scots Guards and was taken prisoner by the German army. William died on March 10, 1915, at a POW Camp in Schneidemuhl, East Prussia (now Pila in Poland). The exact cause of his death is unknown.
Guardsman Shaw is commemorated on the Gretton War memorial and the Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland.
Information on the soldiers who died during the conflict is available at the Cube Helpdesk.