Shaw, George (Lieutenant, b.1894 - d.?)

Units
Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number PR83/027
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 17 items
Object type Letters
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1979
Access Open
Related File This file can be accessed via the Memorial's Reading Room. AWM315 419/093/024
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant George Shaw, 28th Battalion. Collection consists of copies of letters and papers detailing Lieutenant Shaw's experiences at Gallipoli, particularly the events leading up the evacuation of the peninsula in December 1915. Many of the later letters recount in detail, his return visits to Gallipoli and his reflections whilst visiting familiar places, such as Russell's Top. Also included are several transcripts from ABC Television interviews with Lieutenant Shaw. The letters and papers date from between 1915 and 7 February 1979, the date the copies were made is unknown. Shaw later served in the Second World War.