The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A E P Shuttlewood


Photograph by "Len"

Private Alfred Edric Perkins SHUTTLEWOOD, G/21216, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (shell wounds, head & both arms), 41 Casualty Clearing Station, France, 30th August 1918, age 23.

Born Great Dunmow, Essex, son of *Alfred and #Annie Shuttlewood, of Takeley, Essex.

* died age 40, Dunmow Registration District, December 1914. # died aged 46, Dunmow Registration District, September 1916.

1911 Census - Green Man, Takeley, Essex - Alfred Shuttlewood, head, age 37, married, Inn Keeper. own account, born Little Dunmow, Essex; Annie Shuttlewood, wife, age 40, married 16 years, 7 children, all still alive, born Great Dunmow, Essex; Alfred Edric Perkins Shuttlewood, son, age 15, single, Inn Keepers assistant, born Great Dunmow, Essex; Beatrice A M Shuttlewood, daughter, age 13, school, born Great Dunmow, Essex; Victor Herbert Shuttlewood, son, age 12, school, born Great Dunmow, Essex; Stanley Harold Shuttlewood, son, age 10, school, born Great Dunmow, Essex; William James Shuttlewood, son, age 7, born Great Dunmow, Essex; Tomas Bavans Shuttlewood, son, age 6, born Great Dunmow, Essex; Arthur Shuttlewood, son, age 3, born Great Dunmow, Essex.

Enlisted Dunmow, Essex, age 20 years & 5 months, height 5 ft ?? inches.  Resided Green Man, Takeley, Essex  / 20 Tuckers Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Formerly horse dealer.

Next of Kin (sister) - Beatrice Alice May Clapton, Claptons Coal Merchants, Takeley, Essex.

Home 22nd January 191 to 22nd September 1917; BEF 23rd September 1917 to 22nd March 1918Home 23rd March 1918 to 1st July 1918; BEF 2nd July 1918 to 30th August 1918.

22nd January 1916, joined at Warley, Essex; 2nd February 1916, attested; 3rd February 1916 to Army Reserve; 22nd January 1917, mobilized; 23rd January 1917, posted 4th Reserve Battalion, The Buffs 5116 / 20253; 29th March 1917, posted 2/4th Battalion, The Buffs; 23rd September 1917, embarked; 24th September 1917, Etaples, 38 Infantry Base Depot; 26th September 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th September 1917, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st October 1917, joined Battalion, In the Field; 14th November 1917, proceeded to Italy with Battalion; 18th March 1918, 139 Field Ambulance, diarrhoea; 19th March 1918, Camieres, 4 General Hospital, diarrhoea; 22nd March 1918, to England, Hospital Ship "Princess Elizabeth" enteritis; 23rd March 1918, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd March 1918 to 11th April 1918, Herne Bay Hospital; 11th April 1918 to 18th May 1918, Eastbourne Convalescent Hospital; 18th May 1918 to 27th May 1918, on furlough; 27th May 1918, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd July 1918, posted BEF; 4th July 1918, embarked / disembarked; 5th July 1918, Infantry Base Depot "J"; 8th July 1918, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th July 1918, joined 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment In the Field; 29th August 1918, wounded in action.

5th November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, none; Mother, none; Brothers - Victor, age 21, Brewers End, Takeley, Essex; Stanley, age 18, Brewers End, Takeley, Essex; Willie, age 17, Brewers End, Takeley, Essex; Tommy, age 15, Brewers End, Takeley, Essex; Arthur, age 12, Brewers End, Takeley, Essex; Sisters - Beatrice Clpaton (married), age 22, Brewers End, Takeley, Essex; Grandparents, none; Nephews / Nieces - Doris Clapton, age 2½ years, Brewers End, Takeley, Essex; Uncles / Aunts - Alice Norman, Croydon; May Smith, Daisy Shuttlewood, Dunmow.

Buried at Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, VII. B. 57, France. Commemorated Takeley War Memorial.

NOTE: Soldiers Died in the Great War gives date of death as 30th August 1918; CWGC shows 31st August 1918.

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