Gunner David Roy Shaw

Male 1913 - 1945  (31 years)


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  • Name David Roy Shaw 
    Title Gunner 
    Born 27 Sep 1913  Cooran, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth Registration:
      SHAW, DAVID ROY: Birth: 27.09.1913: Father: ROBERT: Mother: TERESA ANNIE BUNDESEN: Reg No 1913/B33661 [Qld Death Register]
    Gender Male 
    Accident 11 Nov 1919  Northern Star,Lismore, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A TOUGH YOUNG └USTRAIAN.
    The six-year old son of Mr. R. Shaw, of Cooran (Q.), had a very remarkable escape from death one evening last week. His father, was driving a wagon, and the wheels went over the little chap's stomach. He was taken to the Gympie Hospital, and latest advices stated he is in no danger from the accident.
    Transcribed from the "Northern Star,Lismore, NSW", Tuesday 11 November 1919
     
    Buried 1945  Ranau Number 1 Camp (Main Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grave/Memorial Reference Panel 3
      Memorial: LABUAN
      Gunner David Roy Shaw
      Birth: unknown
      Death: Mar. 17, 1945
      Inscription:
      Royal Australian Artillery
      Note: QX15018
      Burial: Labuan Memorial, Labuan. Federal Territory of Labuan, Malaysia
      Plot: Panel 3.
      Maintained by: IWPP Custodial Account
      Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
      Record added: Jul 07, 2007
      Find A Grave Memorial# 20347544
    Death 17 Mar 1945  Ranau Number 1 Camp (near airstrip) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sandakan
    Compiled from the 'Java Index', 'A Conspiracy of Silence'and the Commonwealth War Graves
    This Page Is Dedicated To
    QX15018
    Gunner Shaw, David Roy
    Australian
    Royal Australian Artillery
    A.I.F. 2/10 Fd. Regt.
    Japanese POW
    POW Number: 1249
    Force: B - left Singapore 7th July 1942, arrived Sandakan 18th July.
    Survived/Died: Died
    Age: 31
    Date of Death: 1945/03/17
    Place of Death: Ranau Number 1 Camp (near airstrip)
    Buried: Ranau Number 1 Camp (Main Cemetery, used 16th March 1945 to 29th April 1945).
    Loved Ones
    Son of Robert and Teresa Annie Shaw, of Gympie, Queensland
    Memorial
    Panel 3. LABUAN MEMORIAL
    1st Sandakan march (9 groups leaving Sandakan between 29th January and the 6th February 1945). Japanese recorded death from Acute Enteritus.
    "We will remember them" 
    Died 17 Mar 1945  Ranau Number 1 Camp (near airstrip), Sandakan POW Camp, North Borneo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • David Roy Shaw, 2/10th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. He was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war (POW) held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of B Force. The 1494 POW's that made up B Force, were transported from Changi on 7 July 1942 on board the tramp ship Ubi Maru, arriving in Sandakan Harbour on 18 July 1942. Gunner Shaw, aged 31, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 17 March 1945. He was the son of Robert and Teresa Annie Shaw, of Gympie, Qld. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 3. (Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)

      SHAW, DAVID ROY: Birth: 27.09.1913: Father: ROBERT: Mother: TERESA ANNIE BUNDESEN: Reg No 1913/B33661

      Name: David Roy Shaw
      Death Date: 17 Mar 1945
      Death Place: Queensland
      Father's name: Robert Shaw
      Mother's name: Teresa Annie Bundesen
      Registration Year: 1946
      Registration Place: Queensland
      Registration Number: 003953
      Page Number: 2043
      (queensland Death Index 1829-1985)
    In Memorium 19 Mar 1946  Cairns Post, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SHAW-In loving memory of our dear brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. Private David Roy Shaw, who passed away in Ramau Prison Camp while a P.O.W., on March 17, 1945.
    "Ever Remembered."
    (Inserted by his loving brother, sister in-law, nieces and nephews.)
    Transcribed from the "Cairns Post, Queensland, Tuesday 19 March 1946
     
    Notes 
    • Location Information
      Labuan War Cemetery is on the small island of Labuan (part of Sabah, Malaysia) in Brunei Bay, off the coast of north-west Borneo. The island is best reached by air from Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, from where there are daily flights. There are also flights from Singapore and Manila. The Cemetery lies on the Jalan Tanjong Batu road, which leads from the airport to the town. It is less than a kilometre from the airport and about 3 kilometres from the island's town of Victoria. The Memorial consists of a colonnade forming a forecourt immediately inside the wrought iron gates of the main entrance to the cemetery. The memorial should not be confused with the memorial at Surrender Point which is next to the Peace Park.
      Historical Information:
      The Labuan Memorial was primarily intended to commemorate the officers and men of the Australian Army and Air Force who died while prisoners of war in Borneo and the Philippines from 1942 to 1945 and during the 1945 operations for the recovery of Borneo, and have no known grave. Subsequently it was found that a number of men belonging to the local forces of North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei who were killed on war service also have no known grave, and they too are honoured here
      [Source: Commonwealth War Graves Comission]
    Person ID I4227  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2016 

    Father Robert Shaw,   b. 22 Dec 1867, Allora, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1963, Gympie District, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Teresa Anna Bundesen,   b. 9 Jul 1878, Mount Pleasant, Tiaro District, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1946, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1901  Methodist Parsonage, Red Hill, Gympie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Registration:
      BUNDESEN,Theresa Annie : Marriage: 18. 03. 1901
      Spouse: SHAW, Robert: Reg No 1901/C942 [Qld Marriage Index 1829 -1889]
      Information on the Marriage Certificate
      Marriage 18 March 1901, Gympie
      Robert SHAW, Bachelor: Birthplace Allora, Queensland: Occupation; Timbergetter; Age 30 years ; Usual Place of Residence: Mount Pleasant, Gympie: Parents: John Shaw and Margaret Brady; Father's Occupation: Farmer.
      Theresa Annie BUNDESEN, Spinster: Birthplace; Pioneers Rest near Tiaro, Queensland: Occupation: Domestic: Age 22 years. Usual Place of Residence: Mount Pleasant, Gympie: Parents: Peter Andersen Bundesen and Catherine Maria Petersen: Father's Occupation: Farmer
    Family ID F1154  Group Sheet


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