Capt James Lister Shute, M.C

1892 Jan/Mar Born Solihull, Warks. His father was a solicitor, and dies soon after his birth

1901 census at Carlton Lodge, Dorridge, Knowle

1911 census at Station Road,Solihull, Warks

1914 Aug 15. The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants (on probation).James Lister Shute, 3rd Battalion Royal Warwick Regiment.

1914 Nov 29 Lands in France

1916 May 16. MC Gazetted. Lt. James Lister Shute, 3rd Bn. (attd. 1st Bn.), R. War. R. For conspicuous gallantry. He led a raiding party into the enemy's trenches in broad daylight, and after accounting for several of the enemy skillfully withdrew with only one slight casualty.

1916 Oct 12. In spite of this heavy loss they returned to the trenches on October 22, and next day took part in a renewed attack. On this occasion the Royal Warwickshire advanced in support of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. The attack was delayed by fog till 1.30 in the afternoon; in both battalions the casualties were heavy, and at evening in small isolated parties they were digging in near Frosty and Hazy Trenches. They held on during the night, and on the following day gradually consolidated their gains, till at evening they were relieved. The Royal Warwickshire again lost heavily, 2 officers killed and 156 other casualties; amongst the wounded was Lieut. J. L. Shute, who had also been wounded on October 12, but had rejoined. The capture of Frosty Trench was important as a step to a future advance. But the 4th Division was now again withdrawn for a needed rest. Warwickshire History

1917 Apr 1. R. War. R:—The undermentioned Lts. to be Capts. 1st Apr. 1917

1920 Apr 1. Relinquishes his commission. 3rd Warwick. E.—Capt. J. L. Shute, M.C., and retains the rank of Capt.

1920 Dec 29. Captain James Lister Shute enlisted in the ADRIC as no. 1381. Posted to M Coy.

1921 Jan 24 Promoted Section Leader

1921 Mar 5. Promoted Intelligence Officer

1921 Jun ?. Posted to N Coy as DI.2 in DRO, but this is cancelled in next DRO. He never went to N Coy

1922 Jan. He appears to have served until demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 . He went on to join Palestine Gendarmerie as a Head Constable. He is in a photo of Palestine Gendarmerie Officers (p200 Revolution - O'Ruaiac)

1925 May 4. Reserve of Officers. R. Warwick. R.—Capt. James Lister Shute, M.C., late Spec. Res., to be Capt., 4th May 1925, with seniority 18th May 1923.

1930 Apr/Jun Married in Kensington. London to Bessie T Hearn

1935 Oct/Dec Married in Paddington, London to Flora Betty Jones

1939 Jul 12. Died Worthing Sussex age 47.

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