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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Minute's silence for hero Barrow soldier

A MINUTE’S silence will be held at Barrow AFC’s next home game on Tuesday against Gateshead in memory of Kingsman David Shaw.

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Kingsman Dave Shaw

The 23-year-old Bluebirds’ fan died after he was shot while serving with the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, in Afghanistan.

AFC chairman Brian Keen said the Furness Building Society Stadium flag would also fly at half-mast in tribute to the Barrovian hero.

Mr Keen said: “From all at Barrow AFC, our thoughts are with the family and friends of this young man, who was shockingly taken in his prime.”

Kgn Shaw, of Flass Meadows, Barrow, sustained the gunshot wound when his checkpoint came under attack from insurgents in the Lashkar Gah District of Helmand Province on Monday.

He was flown back to the UK where he died in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, on Wednesday.

In a statement Kgn Shaw’s family revealed his love of his family and football.

They said: “David was a much-loved son and brother who was proud to have served his country in the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.

“He loved his family and friends and would always make time for a hug for everybody. He enjoyed playing football, running and was an Arsenal fan.

"He also followed his local team, Barrow AFC. He has touched many lives.

“He will be missed and never forgotten.”

Have your say

Sleep well my friend. Died but not forgotten.

Posted by Adam on 1 February 2013 at 12:11

R.I.P dave, many funny memories when we were younger

Posted by Calvin on 22 January 2013 at 17:29

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