BERNARD HUDSON SHAW – 2ND LIEUTENANT
Bernard Hudson Shaw was born in approx. 1894 in Thornthwaite, Cumberland. His parents were George William Hudson Shaw and Agnes (Effie)
By 1901 Rev. Hudson Shaw was the vicar of St.Mary’s Church, South Luffenham, Rutland.
In 1902, Maude Royden, the first woman Doctor of Divinity, went to work with the Reverend in his parish. Shaw was leading figure in the Oxford University Extension Movement (Adult Education). Maude grew strongly attracted to Shaw and his mentally fragile Effie and helped them to revive a sluggish parish.
In 1907 the Reverend came here to St.Mary’s, Alderley to take the post of Rector and left in 1912 to go to St.Botolph in London.