Frank Shaw remarried on 14th April 1904; his bride Katherine Alice Waller, was the elder daughter of H. Sydney Waller of Farningham, Gloucestershire. By 1911 they were living at The Gables, Pevensey Road, St Leonards and had two more children, Sydney aged 6 and Francesca aged 1. Frank Shaw retired from the Buchanan in 1919 and died in 1929.
Cuthbert was not living at home at this time, but at the home of his uncle, David Sing Capper in Hampstead, London. He was an engineering student at King’s College. He had previously attended Gresham School in Holt in Norfolk. The school magazine published the following obituary.
THE GRESHAM, Vol. VI. DECEMBER 19th, 1914. No. 2
Cuthbert Frank Shaw, who was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, was killed in action near Ypres on October 30th. He entered the School in May, 1907, and left in July, 1910. In October, 1910, he entered as an engineering student at King's College, London, and on leaving, in July, 1913, he obtained the College Certificate of Engineering. In February, 1914, he passed the -
A BBC “World War One at Home” feature on Gresham's School noted that more than 100 men who had been students at Gresham’s school in Holt fought and died in World War One. Their head teacher, George Howson, was devastated by the loss and died shortly after the armistice was signed. It is said his spirit was broken by war and that he died because of it. T here was a flourishing officer training corps at the school and when they left school they joined up serving on land, sea and air. The Gresham’s boys joined the services as officers making them particularly vulnerable to snipers, who targeted the higher ranks.
The Hastings Observer of 30th October recalls that Cuthbert, the third son of Frank Shaw, had been educated at Hill House, St Leonards, Tonbridge Grammar and then Gresham School. He was a civil engineer, training at King’s College London. He was very keen on soldiering and was a member of the special reserve of officers attached to the 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment which he joined in January 1914. He did three months training at Woking and was working at the Woolwich Arsenal when he was called up shortly after war was declared. He went to France on 26th September.
He is remembered on the Menin Gate, Ypres.