Peter Boyd Shaw was born June 21, 1888 at Inverness, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Shaw of Urchany Cawdor, Scotland. His occupation was bank clerk. At the time of his enlistment he was living in Vancouver.
Peter Boyd Shaw signed his enlistment papers on October 4, 1917 at Vancouver. His medical examination took place in Vernon. His regimental number was 2557322. He was 29 years old, single, 5’ 11” tall with black hair and grey eyes. His religious affiliation was Presbyterian.
Peter Boyd Shaw died on October 3, 1918 during the One Hundred Day final Canadian offensive of the war. He was 30 years old. At the time of his death he was a Gunner with the 12th Siege Battalion, 3rd Brigade, Canadian Garrison Artillery. He is buried at the Bucquoy Road Cemetery, France. At some point between his enlistment and death he married Catherine Shaw of Inverness, Scotland.
The only mention of Peter Boyd Shaw we were able to locate in the local newspapers of the war era was an item carried in the May 13, 1916 edition mentioning him among a list of voters objected to by the local Liberal party Association.
The name of Peter Boyd Shaw is inscribed on the Courthouse and Cenotaph plaques.