Name: John Shaw Birth Place: Liverpool Death Date: 4 Nov 1914 Death Place: East Africa Enlistment Place: Liverpool Rank: Private Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Battalion: 2nd Battalion Regimental Number: 9624 Type of Casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: African Theatre Cemetery:TANGA MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Post by manilajack1846 on Nov 29, 2015 18:43:15 GMT
What a marvellous woman Irene Bell must have been. She lost three brothers in the war and her father, John Barbosa, perished when the S.S. Serula was torpedoed in September 1918. In addition to these tragedies she had to bring up three children and care for her incapacitated brother Joseph.
According to the "God's Own" book, which I presume is quoting the battalion war diaries, Sergeant Joseph Barbosa was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry whilst leading a bombing party on a raid on German trenches in 1916. It was presented to him by Montague Barlow on 25 November at the Auxiliary Military Hospital, Bury Union Workhouse, which would indicate that he received wounds sometime during or after that raid. This does not show up on his medal card on Ancestry.
John Shaw (Michael Barbosa) is shown as being with the LNLR in India on the 1911 census. It looks as if he has shaved a couple of years from his age.
Name: John Shaw Age in 1911: 23 Estimated birth year: abt 1888 Birth Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England Search Photos: County/Island: Military Country: England Military Unit: 2nd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Registration District Number: 641 ED, institution, or vessel: Ceylon and India
Post by manilajack1846 on Dec 21, 2015 13:42:06 GMT
Good afternoon. The story of the Barbosa family is now on the University of Warwick's Hispanic Liverpool Project website. The link is as follows: hpl.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/107 Many, many thanks for your valued help in putting this story together. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.