John Shaw Obituary

John Humphrey Wilfred Shaw (CO 1945-50), son of Wilfred, and brother of Andrew Paul Shaw (CO 1952-56), died 22nd January 2024, aged 91. 

After Marlborough College, John studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, joining the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1953.  He gained a Shuter Scholarship in 1953 and won the Matthews Duncan Gold Medal and Prize in Obstetrics in 1956. Following various junior hospital appointments, he carried out his National Service in Germany as a medical officer to the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars.  He settled as a GP in Redhill where he worked for 34 years in the Hatchlands Road practice, and from 1985 he was the managing partner. 

Since his retirement in 1997 he attended literature classes and did research leading to his authoring of several published articles associated with the poem ‘Luriana Lurilee’ quoted in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.  He leaves three children – Rosalind, Robert and Martin and six grandchildren.