Private Kenneth Lawrence Shaw (13058748) served in the Pioneer Corps during World War Two. He died on service during the Belfast Blitz on 5th May 1941.
Ward was born in Chadwell Heath, Essex, England. He was the son of Harry Glynn Shaw and Marjory Kathleen Shaw.
Death at Campbell College
Private Shaw served with the Pioneer Corps at the time of his death. He died on 5th May 1941, one of nineteen staff and patients who perished in the bombing of Campbell College Military Hospital. He was 23 years old. Kenneth Lawrence Shaw had been employed at the No. 24 British General Hospital based at the school in Belfast. This was the last Luftwaffe raid in what was known as the Belfast Blitz in April and May 1941.
His place of death was recorded as the Mater Hospital in Belfast where he would have been taken for treatment after the attack. The funeral took place on 10th May 1941. An inscription on his headstone reads:
He that hath clean hands and a pure heart, he shall receive the blessing from The Lord.
Private Kenneth Lawrence Shaw’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section AS, Grave 104 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.