Lt Gordon Lloyd Owen Shiner RAF

Brother of L G Shiner.

1898 May 26. Born Hockley, Warwickshire (registered as Owen Gordon Shiner)

1901 census at 63, Headingley Road, Handsworth

1911 census at Major's Avenue Dartmouth

1915 Jul 3. 18th Battalion London Regt. To be 2nd Lt - Gordon Owen Shiner

1917 Aug 29 In hospital after being shot down

1918 Mar 14. Engagement announced

He appears to have married, had a child,, in Russia in 1919, then left his wife. The court record when he claimed compensation for his wounds, says he married a Russan when serving in Russia. The family believe that his brother Leslie also served in Russia in 1919

RAF Service Record

1919 Apr 7. Gordon Shiner was transferred to the unemployed list ("London Gazette" 15th July 1919 page 9003"

He appears to have gone back into the army and served in Russia, where he married a Russian woman and fathered a child

1920 Aug 6, Joined the ADRIC with service no. RIC No 72330; Aux No 238, and was posted to A Coy at Inistiogue. His brother, Leslie Gladstone Shiner also joined the ADRIC (RIC No 79084, Aux No 709), and was posted to to 'G' Company.

1920 Nov 15. Accidentally shot at Kilkenny by C J Simons. D.Wainwright was there as Intelligence Officer


1920 Nov 16 Admitted to Fermoy Hospital. Shrapnel wounds

1921 May 20 Discharged from Fermoy Military Hospital. He had been there for 6 months. The MO then told him to move to Grand Hotel Fermoy for 2 months

1921 Jul 2. Posted to Depot Coy

1922 Feb 10. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1923. He set up a builders merchants with his brother Leslie , but went bankrupt a year later.

1924 Dec 26 Receiving Order in Bankruptcy. He is a builder and contractor at Fleet St, Torquay, Devon

1926 Jul/Sep. G O Shiner married in Kensington, London to Nesta Kathleen Healy, the daughter of Thomas Joseph Healy of Bantry, Co. Cork. a prominent Nationalist. ( Nesta Kathleen Healy, b. Sep. 1897 in Wexford, Ireland and d. 1942 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.) . Nesta'a uncle was Timothy Michael Healy K.C., the first Governor General of the Irish Free State, another uncle - Maurice Healy - was MP for Cork City; together the three brothers and their uncles were known as the 'Bantry Band' and famous in Irish Nationalist politics.

1931 Feb 18. Released from Bankruptcy. A builder and contractor at Fleet St, Torquay, Devon

1947 Jan 7. In trouble for sheep worrying with his dogs

1949 Jan 26. Featured in a high profile bribery case, but was acquitted.

1952 It was alleged that Gordon Shiner of Intrade Ltd and the company's accountant Miss Dorothy Warren stole the company's money with intention to defraud the Inland Revenue. The money was drawn in cash at the same time as the company's wages cheque was drawn from the bank. When the case went to trial at Maidstone Assizes in November and December 1952, Shiner and Warren were acquitted but not before Shiner had claimed the money was used to bribe two officials of the Petroleum Board to place lucrative contracts with Intrade Ltd. Note that he later marries Dorothy Warren in 1958.

1953 Sep 24. Sentenced to 2 years jail in a fraud case

1953 Oct. Shiner was further accused of conspiracy by bribing an official of the Thames Haven Oil Wharves Ltd. The official was also charged with accepting gifts for contracts between 1948 and 1952 which amounted to more than three thousand pounds which Shiner's chauffeur claimed to have seen handed over in bundles of one pound notes. Both men were found not guilty.

1958 Jul/Sep Married in Brentwood to Dorothy E R Warren

1969 Jan/Mar Died Havering , Essex age 72