Memorial Cross Group - L/Cpl Shaw - Monte Cassino
1939-1945 Star; Italy Star; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Bar; Defence Medal; War Medal 1939-1945; and Canadian Memorial Cross, engraved (M. 31719 L/Cpl. R. SHAW). Original ribbons, very crisp detail, high relief, near mint. Each of the war medals come in their original boxes. The Memorial Cross comes in its original hardshelled case. All boxes and case are in extremely fine condition. Accompanied by an Information Regarding Mounting and Wearing of Medals Booklet, plus colour photocopies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Burial Records and correspondence between his mother and the Ministry of National Defence in Ottawa. Footnote: Reginald Shaw was born on July 25, 1906 in Batley, Yorkshire, England. He signed his Attestation Paper on October 4, 1940 in Fairview, Alberta, as a member of the Edmonton Fusiliers, C.A.S.F., listing his trade as Farm Hand. He stated his marital status as Single and his mother in England as his next-of-kin. Shaw was Killed in Action at the Fourth Battle of Monte Cassino, also known as Operation Diadem, on May 24, 1944. He is remembered with honour at the Cassino War Cemetery, Plot 9, Row G, Grave 3. His mother, Bertha Shaw, received his five war medals and the Memorial Cross.