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- Biography -
- John Sidwell Shotton -

Unknown person Name : John Sidwell Shotton.

Son of the late Robert Shotton, and Mary Ann Shotton.

Born 1878 (birth registered Dec 1878 qtr, Croydon)
  Census Information :

1881 : Robert and Mary Shotton, with their children including John aged 2, are at South Park Hill Rd, Ramslade, Croydon. Robert Shotton is a Retired Sugar Dealer.

1891 : Robert and Mary Shotton, with their children including John aged 12, are at Ramslade, Wordsworth Road, Heene, Worthing. Robert Shotton is Living on his own means.

1901 : John S Shotton, aged 22, is a Lodger at 74, Manchester Road, Warrington. He is an Estate Agent's Pupil.

1911 : Mary Ann Shotton, widow, with some of her children including John aged 32, are at 9 South Park Hill Rd, Croydon. John Shotton is a Surveyor.

  Service details :

Private STPS/123 John Sidwell Shotton, 23rd Bn Royal Fusiliers.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 27 July 1916 aged 38

Commemorated at : Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Godshill War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle. (as SHOTTEN, J S, and SHOTTORS, J S)

  Documents :


Friday, August 25, 1916 Page 5

Local Contractor Killed in Action.

Our readers will learn with regret of the death of Private J.S. Shotton, of the firm of Ridley and Shotton, Rew Farm, Ventnor, who are contractors to the Ventnor Urban District Council. Private Shotton joined the Sportsmen's Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, in the autumn of 1915, and after taking part in several engagements, he was killed in action in Delville Wood on July 27th. Private Shotton was an old Tonbridge School boy and was 38 years of age. During his residence in this locality he made many friends by his genial and kindly disposition, and his death will be sincerely regretted.


Friday, June 1, 1917 Page 1

Under the will of Private J.S. Shotton, formerly in partnership with Mr. T.D. Ridley, Rew Farm, six of the farm hands received legacies of five pounds each. Pte. Shotton was killed in action in France last year.

National Probate Calendar 1917
  Further Information :

Battle of Delville Wood

Tonbridge School History
Tonbridge School

Sportsman's Battalion
Sportsman's Battalion

listed on Royal Fusiliers

Royal Fusiliers Memorial

Listed on Delville Wood Roll of Honour website
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper and internet research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 29 November 2011


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