1. Grave:Barbon (St. Bartholomew) ChurchyardN.E.Corner
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.127
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour8A GQS
4. Book:De Ruvigny's Roll of HonourVol. 5

Awards & Titles:

Mentioned in Despatches

Family :

Born 15th March, 1890, the youngest son of Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baron Shuttleworth MP, Parliamentary Secretary of the Admiralty, etc. (1844-1939) and grandson of Sir James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth (1804-1877), the educational and social reformer. His home was Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire (now a National Trust property). Married 5th December, 1914 to Sibell Eleanor Maud, 2nd. daughter of Charles Adeane of Babraham, Cambridge (remarried to be the Hon. Mrs. C. F. Lyttleton).

Educated at Eton and Balliol (B.A.). Member of the Inner Temple: Hon. E.J. Kay-Shuttleworth.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 7th Battalion The Rifle Brigade 

(Staff Capt.). 218th Inf. Bde.

Action : Accident 

Accidents were a minor factor in the casualty list. Our definition is deaths resulting from activities that were not directly associated with 'active service'. We have excluded Naval Accidents which are seperately identified because of their numbers and impact. Many accidents involved the aviators, operating at the the limits of technology.

Detail :

7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, Staff Captain 218th Infantry. Served in France & Belgium. Accidentally killed while returning to duty, July 10th 1917. Age 27.

Edward James Kay-Shuttleworth, an officer of the 7th Rifle Brigade who was involved in the HOOGE FLAMETHROWER ATTACK,
which gives his personal account of the battle, an article from the Rifle Brigade Chronicles on 3 officers of the 8th Rifle Brigade concerning the friendship of these officers and the Hooge flamethrower attack with the end of this friendship due to fatalities The Honourable, Captain, General List, New Armies late 7th Rifle Brigade.

De Ruvigny's KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH, THE HON. EDWARD JAMES Capt., 7th (Service) Battn. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), Staff Capt., 218th Infantry Brigade, yst. s. of Ughtred James, 1st Baron Shuttleworth, of Gawthorpe Hall Burnley, co. Lancaster, and Barbon Manor, Kirby Lonsdale, P.C., Lord Lieut. of Lancashire, by his wife, Blance Marion, dau. of Sir Woodbine Parish, K.C.H. and brother to Capt., The Hon. L.U. Kay-Shuttleworth (q.v.); b. London, 16 March, 1890; educ. at Evelyn's, Eton, and Balliol College, Oxford where he graduated with Honours in History; was called to the Bar in 1912; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 20 Aug, 1914, being promoted Leiut. in April 1915, and Capt. in July, 1915, after the Battle of Hooge; served with the Expeditionary Force in Flanders from May 1915; took part in the operations at Ypres, and was present at the Battle of Hooge 31 July, 1915, being one of the four sub-alterns in the 7th Rifle Brigade who escaped injury; was invalided home in March, 1916; underwent a course of staff training, and in July, 1917, was applied for as Second in Command of a battalion in France, and was accidentally killed on the 10th of that month, while on a motor bicycle returning to duty at his Headquarters at Witham after taking his last leave. Buried at Barbon, Westmorland. He was mentioned in Despatches by the Minister for War, for service in connection to the war. He. m. at Babraham, Cambridge, 5 Dec. 1914, Sibell Eleanor Maud, dau. of Charles Adeane, C.B., of Babraham, Cambridge, and had two children: Charles Ughtred John, b. 24 June, 1917, and Pamela Catherine Mabell, b. 17. Sept. 1915."

Probate KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH the honourable Edward James of 28 Princes-gardens Middlesex died 10 July 1917 at The Grove Witham Essex Probate London 29 September to the honourable Sibell Eleanor Maud Kay-Shuttleworth widow. Effects £7047 3s. 6d.

Buried in the north-east corner of St Bartholomew Churchyard, Barbon, Westmoreland.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire

9th February 1909
9th March 1909
27th April 1909

He was initiated into the Apollo Lodge No. 357 whilst he was an 18 year old undergraduate of Balliol College, Oxford University. He resigned from Apollow 31st December, 1912 probably allowing membership to lapse when moving away from Oxford.

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