Service No: 208540
Date of Death: 10/04/1918
Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) 53rd Bn.
Grave Reference: 18. 1261. (Kirkburton Ref: M018)
Cemetery: KIRKBURTON (ALL HALLOWS) CHURCHYARD
Son of Wright and Frances E. Shaw, of The Rose and Crown, Kirkburton.
Frank Shaw died in Training at Cannock Chase Hospital.
There were WW1 training camps at Brocton Camp and Rugely Camp at Cannock Chase where half a million soldiers were trained in trench warfare before being deployed to the Western Front. For further information about these camps please see:
The military hospital was built during the Great War at Brindley Heath to treat wounded soldiers and troops taken ill at the nearby military training camps. After the war the hospital treated soldiers suffering from shell shock and gas attack, until it closed in 1924.