SHUTTLE, GEORGE PIKE

QUEENSFERRY CEMETERY

Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: 217583 (PO)
Date of Death: 17/06/1917
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. “Renown.”
Grave Reference: 644
Cemetery: QUEENSFERRY CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Born on 07-07-86 at Woodford, son of James (Jobbing Gardener) and Annie Shuttle. In 1890 his Mother died. 1891: With his widowed Father and Sister Frances Lydia at 6 Fullers Row, High Road, Woodford Green. 1901: A Pupil at the Arethusa and Chichester Boys Training Ships, moored in the Thames at Greenhithe. These were for “boys of good character who wish to go to sea”. 1911: An Able Seaman in the Royal Navy, on the Cruiser H.M.S. “Grafton” at Portsmouth. His sister, who married Charles Judd in 1906 and had a child, remained at “Stocks Cottages”, 6 Fullers Row throughout to care for her Father. He is later shown as living at 4, Elizabeth Terrace, Peel Road, South Woodford.

George Shuttle was with the Battlecruiser H.M.S. Renown when he became ill. He died as a result of this illness rather than from enemy action.

X/R: Pvt. Harry Shuttle MM. Cpl. Harold Henry Shuttle. (Reported as Cousins.)

Memorial: Roll of Honour: St Mary’s Church Woodford.
Separate Folder: NO.
Principal Sources: Ancestry. “Marching Off to War”.
Qualification: Borough Resident.