SHAW, Ashley George

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Royal Army Service Corps
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Driver Ashley Shaw was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period November 1941 to April 1942  whilst serving as an ambulance driver with 5 Light Field Ambulance. [1].
He was later awarded the Military Medal whilst a driver of a jeep used for carrying casualties under fire on the 14th and 15th September 1943 in Italy. He was at the Battalion Regimental Aid Post near operations at the River Tusciano. [2].
In 1945 it was announced that Driver Ashley George Shaw, D.C.M., M.M.,  also received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy. [3].
The details of his service with No. 9 Commando are not known, however he was a member of the Commando Association, and his death was announced in Commando Association newsletter 81 issued September 1985. The entry reads  "Dvr. Ashley George (Pat) Shaw, DCM, MM, (9 Cdo) of Papakura, New Zealand."
[1] London Gazette 35697, page 3949.
[1] National Archives file WO 373/20/282.
[2] London Gazette 36349, page 519.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/4/328
[3] London Gazette 37184, page 3737.

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