Friday, 14 September 2018

T Shaw QX45157

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Thomas SHAW 

Service number: QX45157.  Age: 35 years 2 months.  Enlisted: 7 Jul 1941.
Occupation: Carpenter.  Next of kin: (wife) Mrs Elsie Rose Shaw.
Address on enlistment:  Bribie Island.

 Photo from Thomas Shaw’s service record.

Service Summary:
7 Jul 1941: 12 Army Troops Company, Royal Australian Engineers.

Served at Brisbane, Grovely, Townsville, Sellheim, Charters Towers, Chermside and Cairns.

29 Jan 1944: Embarked on LM Garrison for Lae, New Guinea.

Served at Rabaul and New Britain.

“The Royal Australian Engineers provides combat engineering, construction and other technical support to the Australian Defence Force. One of the main roles of the Corps is to provide mobility and counter mobility capabilities to the Australian Army and its allies. The Corps also performs the majority of the Australian Army's demolition tasks and is trained to fight as infantry if needed.”[1]

30 Nov 1943, Atherton. Mess parade at the 12 Australian Army Troop
Company, Royal Australian Engineers.

8 Dec 1945: Returned to Australia on Westralia from Rabaul for Brisbane.

20 Dec 1945: Discharged.

Life Summary:
Thomas Shaw (1906-1987) was born 22 Apr 1906 in Toowoomba and died 9 Sep 1987, aged 81, his next of kin was his niece, Mrs. I. Harris of Park Ridge, Brisbane.

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