Francis Shuttleworth

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Halifax branch

Died: 27 August 1917


Francis Wilfrid Shuttleworth was born on 18 May 1890, the son of Charles Benjamin Shuttleworth, a master at Worcester Cathedral choir school, and his wife Elizabeth Reynolds.


In August 1907, when he was 17, Shuttleworth began working for National Provincial Bank of England, where his elder brother Walter Henry Shuttleworth also worked. Francis Shuttleworth worked initially as an apprentice at the bank's Rugby branch, and was appointed a clerk at the bank's Monmouth branch in February 1911, then moved to Manchester in July 1912, Leominster in May 1914 and Halifax in April 1915. In July 1915 Shuttleworth joined the army. He did so without the bank's permission, so his salary was stopped for the duration of his military service.


Shuttleworth was killed in action on the Western Front on 27 August 1917 when serving as a Private in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). He was 27 years old.

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