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11/06/16<br />
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Collect photo of Charles Shaw.<br />
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One hundred years have passed since Private Charles Gordon Shaw was fatally wounded in the Battle of the Somme, but today is the first day his family have been able to grieve at his graveside.<br />
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That’s because his grave was “lost” during a changeover in church vicars and when the Commonwealth War Graves Commission tried to place a headstone on his plot in 1926, the new vicar was unable to tell them where the body was buried.<br />
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But today, thanks to detective work by his  niece, 83-year-old Dorris Innes from Spondon, together with an amateur historian who located the ‘lost’ grave, Private Shaw’s family were finally able to pay their respects to the war hero, with a commemorative service at his grave, exactly 100 years to the day since he was buried at Christ Church in Stonegravels, Chesterfield.<br />
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