Mary Frances Shaw (Miss)

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Second Subaltern Mary Frances Shaw
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Bury St Edmunds Instation Operator Aug 1942 08 Oct 1942
Coleshill House, GHQ ATS Staff 15 May 1943 20 Jul 1944
The Auxiliary Territorial Service
Military number
Commissioned or Enlisted
27 Jun 1942

She was visited by Beatrice Temple at Bury St Edmunds on 24 Aug 1942 and 1 Dec 1942.

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Interview 20 Apr 1942 London as an ATS Private by Beatrice Temple.

4 Jul 1942 attended Coleshill Course.

She was injured in car accident at Bury St Edmunds on 28 Oct 1942 suffering serious head injuries. 2nd Dec 1942 Beatrice Temple recorded she had dinner with the Shaws and that Mary looked "dreadful". The case must have ended up in court as on Dec 3 1942 Temple's diary reports; "Wait for Mickie and picked up Shaws for Court. Mary’s case a travesty – prosecution missed all its many chances and case was dismissed. Returned to Suffolk to collect “Proceedings” from Police (most garbled) – met Mickie, Yolande at Mary’s hotel for Court of Enquiry in her bedroom".

She arrived for her new post at GHQ Coleshill House 27 May 1943 "looking like a ghost".


Beatrice Temple Diary,

London Gazette 1942