Walter Shuttleworth was my great-uncle. He died on 11 October 1917 of wounds sustained during the Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres). Walter was only 19 years old when he died, and was survived by his mother, two brothers (who also served during the war) and three sisters. On 11 October 2017 my father, my sister and I visited his grave at Nine Elms British Cemetery near Poperinge, to remember him and the many others who died during the Great War. Continue reading
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