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Augustus Arthur Shallow

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Augustus Arthur Shallow

July 13, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

798798

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

117 Squadron

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Burma Star, Defense of England Medal, Newfoundland Volunteer Medal, War Medal.

Additional Information


Son of M. J. Shallow, Grand Falls, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 196 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Singapore

Grave Reference:

Column 450.

Location:

In the Far East at Singapore, the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL bears, on its columns, the names of over 24,000 soldiers and airmen of the British Commonwealth and Empire who have no known grave. The airmen whose names are inscribed on the Memorial died during operations over the whole of southern and eastern Asia and the surrounding seas and oceans. The SINGAPORE MEMORIAL stands in Kranji War Cemetery. The central avenue of the Cemetery rises gently from the Stone of Remembrance near the entrance, to the Cross of Sacrifice beyond which flights of steps lead to a terrace on top of a hill, on which the Memorial stands. Twelve wide columns bear the name panels and support a flat roof, which gives protection to the inscribed names and shade and shelter to the visitor. Rising through the roof in the centre, to a height of 24 metres, is a great pylon surmounted by a star. On a curved panel at the foot of this pylon are inscribed in English these words:
1939 - 1945 On the walls of this memorial are recorded the names of twenty-four thousand soldiers and airmen of many races united in service to the British Crown who gave their lives in Malaya and neighbouring lands and seas in the air over Southern and Eastern Asia and the Pacific but to whom the fortune of war denied the customary rites accorded to their comrades in death. Kranji War Cemetery is 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the Straits of Johore. It is just off the Singapore-Johore road (Woodlands road) at milestone 13 1/2 and there is a short approach road from the main road. The Cemetery is known locally as Kranji Memorial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Picture of Augustus Arthur Shallow– Native of Grand Falls/Windsor, NF.
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial Plaque presented to the Shallow family.
  • Envelope of a letter– Envelope of a letter Gus sent to his father
  • First page of letter– "Well Dad, It is just to keep my correspondence up to date, and let you know that I am well, and not because there is any news that I have to give you. It  is really grim, as regards  letter writing. There isn't a thing they will let us write about, outside family affairs. That's all can be expected, I guess!! After all!! "
  • Page two of letter– There is still a war on. I hear from Doug and Charlie quite regular. They are both well and in the best of  health. I believe Charlie is on leave now, for a few weeks. He claims he has too much money and has to spend some of it. ha!! I can well imagine that with the money he is making.  Why, I can't even save any money here in the jungle and I make more than he does.
  • Last page of letter– "Still, I guess, he may  be a little more careful with his. I think Doug is due to go home this summer. Lucky fellow - it will be a good two years, at least, before I see home again. I can't complain though, cause it is seven years since Doug has been home, and I think he deserves a break. Must close now, Dad. Best of luck to you & the family. Loving Son, Gus"
  • Medals awarded to Augustus Shallow– Medals awarded to Augustus for his exceptional service during the Second World War.  Left to Right: 1939-1945 Star, Burma Star, Defense of England Medal, Newfoundland Volunteer Medal, War Medal.

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