Kenneth Lawrence Shaw

Private Kenneth Lawrence Shaw died on 5th May 1941 while serving with the Pioneer Corps at Campbell College, Belfast, Co. Down during The Fire Raid.


Kenneth Lawrence Shaw


Private Kenneth Lawrence Shaw served with the Pioneer Corps based at the No. 24 British General Hospital, Campbell College, Belfast when he died on 5th May 1941.

Private Kenneth Lawrence Shaw (13058748) served in the Pioneer Corps during World War Two. He was the son of Harry Glynn Shaw and Marjory Kathleen Shaw of Chadwell Heath, Essex.

He died on 5th May 1941 aged 23 years old when Campbell College, Belfast, Co. Down came under Luftwaffe attack during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz. His place of death was Mater Hospital, Belfast, Co. Antrim where he would have received treatment.

On the night of 4th-5th May 1941, a total of 19 people died when bombs hit No. 24 British General Hospital based at the East Belfast grammar school.

Kenneth Lawrence Shaw’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section AS, Grave 104 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. His headstone bears the inscription:

He that hath clean hands and a pure heart, he shall receive the blessing from The Lord.

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