John James SHAW
Rank: Private
Number: 16496
Unit: C Company, 10th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 10 January 1917
Age: 33
Cemetery: Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport

John's father was called James Shaw and he is believed to have been a local man.

Between March and May 1910, John married Eva Hussey. They had one son and the family lived at 11 Birch Street, Stockport. Before he enlisted, John worked for Joseph Rivett & Co, cotton spinners, Coronation Street, Stockport. His service number indicates he joined up in September 1914

It is understood that he was wounded in July 1916. This was, perhaps, in one of the engagements described here. After spending time in hospital, he returned home but died of Phthisis, as a result of being wounded. Phthisis usually mean tuberculosis but can also refer to a wasting away of organs and it is, presumably, the latter category which caused John's death. He was buried with full military honours at Willow Grove Cemetery.

By the early 1920s, when the War Graves Commission was collating its casualty information, Eva had married a Mr Lane and was living at 9 Higher Union Street, Heaton Norris.

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