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Mead, John Robert Shuttleworth

Lieut. J.R.S. Mead, was educated at the Accrington Municipal Secondary School. He passed the Matriculation Examination of the Manchester University in 1907, and that of London University in 1908.

In the following year he entered King's College. Whilst there he held the "Inglis" Scholarship (1911-1912) and won the Gladstone Memorial Prize for History in 1912. After graduating with Second Class Honours in History in 1912, he became Junior Master in English and History at the Southend High School for Boys. There he became a Lieutenant in the School Cadet Corps, affiliated to the Essex Territorial Regiment. In 1915 he joined the Public Schools' Battalion of the Royal Navy Division as am A.B. and was sent out with a draft of the Hawke Battalion to Gallipoli in August.

He was killed on December 27th, 1915 by the bursting of a shell outside his dug-out. Submitted by Miss Mead, King's College Review, June 1916


First name(s)John Robert Shuttleworth
Previous educationAccrington Municipal Secondary School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1909-1912
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts. History, "Inglis" Scholarship (1911-12),Gladstone Memorial Prize 1912
QualificationsBA 2nd Class Hons in History 1912
Military unitRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.
Date enlisted1915. Joined Public Schools Battalion of Royal Naval Division as Able Seaman. Sent out with draft of Hawke Brigade to Gallipoli in August 1915
Service numberLondon Z/1581
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death27 December 1915
Rank at deathLieutenant
Place of deathGallipoli
Cause of deathShell bursting outside his dug-out
Burial placeHelles Memorial Panel 8 to 15
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
NotesEducated at Accrington, Municipal Secondary School. Passed Matric. of Manchester University 1907 and London Univ. 1908. Junior Master in History and English at Southend School for Boys. Became Lieutenant in school Cadet Corps
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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