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Stoker 1st Class 302814 William Shuttleworth

Royal Navy aboard HMS Bulwark
Died at Sea in Explosion of Sheerness, Kent, 26th November 1914, aged 31.

  • Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 2
  • Awarded - not yet established but due - 1914 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Husband of Jane Shuttleworth of Ivy Cottage, Little Packington
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Little Packington

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  • Born 19 Dec 1882 at Birmingham [Royal Navy Graves Roll]
  • Lived at Banely Road, Little Packington with aunt and uncle Philip and Selina Sutton [1891 and 1901]

    The Sinking of HMS Bulwark

    A powerful internal explosion ripped Bulwark apart at 07:50 on 26 November 1914 while she was moored at Number 17 buoy in Kethole Reach, 4 nmi (4.6 mi; 7.4 km) west of Sheerness in the estuary of the River Medway. Out of her complement of 750, no officers and only 14 sailors survived, two of whom subsequently died of their injuries in hospital. Most of the survivors were seriously injured. Also killed in the same explosion was Able Seaman William Edward Gregory of Atherstone

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