Other names: Henry
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetBirmingham, WarwickshireFlanders
Story: Henry Shute was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 Feb 1890 and baptised there on 6 Apr 1890 the son of Henry Young Shute and Anna Shute (nee Merefield). He lived his early life at 41 Smiths Hole, Fontmell Magna. His marriage to Mary L. Bird was registered in Birmingham, Warwickshire, in 1912. He enlisted on 20 Sep 1915 and served with the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/180986). He had obviously served abroad because he was discharged on 19 Apr 1919 with a small pension being no longer fit for service due to malaria. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Silver War Badge No. 277782. His address at the time of discharge was 45 North Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire, and he was still residing there at the time of the 1939 Register working as a Doctor's Chauffeur. His death was recorded in Birmingham in 1958. His brother, Sidney Shute, had also served but had died in Flanders.