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8643. PTE ANGUS SHAW, 7th Bn. The Seaforth Highlanders.

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Aged 32


Son of Mr. Angus Shaw, Loggie, Lochbroom.


Enlisted in the 7th Seaforths 28th May, 1915.
Proceeded to France 3rd Oct. 1915.
Shot by a sniper 19th Nov. 1915.


“One Army of the living God,

To His command we bow,

Part of His host have crossed the flood,

And part are crossing now.”


Official information

Official record (CWGC)


Cemetery / Memorial: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), France.

Grave: I. E. 32.


Location and Map (CWGC)


Local Memorial: Ullapool, Right Panel, 8th from the top


additional information

Information kindly shared by Peter Newling:


Angus Shaw of Loggie was the son of Mary Macrae and Angus Shaw snr. Mary came from what is now the last house but one on the Lochside – it is below the modern road (which was not there until 1936) and next beyond no 10 Loggie. Young Angus was born in Glasgow but when his mother died the young boy came to be brought up in her old home, the household of his uncle Donald Macrae and his wife Kennina.


Donald was a crofter and fisherman. In the 1901 census Angus’occupation is “helping on the croft” and in 1911 “fencer”. He enlisted in the 7th Battalion, Seaforths at Fort George in May 1915, joining the battalion on the Western Front in October that year.


He was killed on 19th November, shot by a sniper, and is buried at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground at Zillebeke, a mile southwest of Ypres. He was 31. The gravestone of his cousin in Clachan refers also to Angus as “killed in France, August 1915”, but I believe November is the correct date.


Information kindly shared by Mrs. Rhona Forsyth:


Pte Angus Shaw, 7th Seaforths was Maimie Forsyths' Uncle (her mothers brother).


Family information

The connection with the Parish today is not known.





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