LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman John Alexander SHAW

Service No: 165078
Born: Hamilton NSW, 27 October 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 August 1944
Unit: No. 2 Personnel Depot, Moore Park NSW
Died: Motor Vehicle Accident, Charlestown NSW, 15 May 1946, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert McFarlane Shaw and Annie Shaw, of Marks Point
Roll of Honour: Marks Point NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall, Sandgate NSW

On 15 May 1946, Leading Aircraftman Shaw, a Fitter Driver Motor Transport, died of injuries received in a vehicle accident. He was posted to No. 2 Personnel Depot for discharge from No. 13 Aircraft Repair Depot and was driving a car that collided with a truck on the Pacific Highway near Charlestown.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/37/1343
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line