7 December 1917: Pte James Shuttleworth

Born at Cowling, Yorkshire in 1878,

James Shuttleworth was living in Skipton (where he was an employee at Belle Vue Mills) at the time of his enlistment.

He was a married father of two children, Vera (born March 1906) and Percy (born March 1914).

He was conscripted into the army in April 1917 and, after training and allocation to the ASC, was sent to join the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

He hadn't been in Egypt very long when he fell ill with dysentery and died on 7 December 1917. James is now buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Pension Record Card from the WFA digital archive on Fold3 by Ancestry

T/358722 Pte James Shuttleworth, 109 MT Coy Army Service Corps

7 December 1917 died from dysentery on this day

 

Research by David O'Mara

 

Sources: English Census 1911,