Our Family History

by Nicholas Michael - and many others

Arthur David Laidman SHAW

Male 1895 - 1962  (66 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Event Map    |    All

  • Name Arthur David Laidman SHAW 
    Born 31 Oct 1895  Wellington, North Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 2 Hankey Street
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Sep 1962 
    Person ID I12658  Our Family History
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2006 

    Father William John SHAW,   b. 5 Dec 1860, Kawau Pa, Mokau, New Zealand (see note) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1904  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Florence Mary ANDERSON,   b. 1866,   d. 1953  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1895  Wellington, North Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bessie Marie MORRISON,   d. 8 Feb 1976 
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F9201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Oct 1895 - Wellington, North Island, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 

    • Arthur David Laidman Shaw was born in the Anderson home at 2 Hankey St. Wellington 31.10.1895. He was brought up in New Plymouth and with his cousins went off to Nelson College 1909 -1911 for his secondary schooling. At some stage after his father’s death his mother moved to Auckland where Arthur took a clerical job prior to joining the Army and serving in France in the NZ Divisional Signals Corp. After the war he took up farming first in the Waikato and in the early 1930s at Awanui Northland. He served as a Councilor on the Mangonui County Council and was also prominent in local affairs including President of the local RSA and the Red Cross. During the 1939-1945 war he again joined up with the NZ Army, this time serving as a Signals Officer (Lieutenant) in the T Force in Tonga in the Pacific. Whilst he was away in the Army his wife (Bessie Marie) sold the farm and moved to Auckland where Arthur joined her on his discharge from the Army at the end of the war in 1945. In Auckland he took a clerical position where he worked until his death on 28 September 1962. Bessie Marie (nee Morrison) lived on until her death on 8 February 1976.


This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding ©, v. 11.0.1, written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2017.