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VC324   Hugh Shaw

BORN   4 February 1839

DIED   25 August 1904  AGE   65

VC Won  24 January 1865   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Nukumara, New Zealand

War/Campaign  Taranaki Maori War

Name   Hugh Shaw   No.    

VC Issue No.   324   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   18th Regiment

Later   Royal Irish Regiment

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Madras, India

Place Of Death   At his home, Victoria Grove, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire


Date Buried/Cremated   29 August 1904

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section N, Row 33, Grave 7

Gazetted   28 November 1865

VC Presented   1866, New Zealand


P  Headstone, Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire

By The Way…

The nickname for the Royal Irish Regiment was ‘The Paddy Blackguards’

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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