Shute. Cyril Witherstone

Shute. Cyril Witherstone

Rank: Air Mechanic 1st Class

Regiment: 66th Wing Royal Air Force

Died: September 14, 1918

Number: 223049

Aged: 35

Cyril was the husband of Amy Shute Living at Rathleigh Cottage Woolacombe in the 1911 census. He was discribed as Golf club proffessional and Clubmaker. During the war Amy returned to Sidmouth the place of her birth, and was living at Canister house in the town at the time of his death.

Cyril died in southern Italy and is remembered with honour in the Taranto Town Cemetery Extension. He was the third of five brothers and a sister born to Hermon and Elizabeth Shute of Castle Street Northam. (1901 Census) and the Caretakers House at the Working Mens Club Fore Street Northam in 1891. The eldest Harry William became the local school teacher.The second Son Hermon emigrated to the USA around 1900 and also became a Golf proffesional. His son, known as Denny later went on to win three major championships including the 1933 British open. 

Memorial: Northam

Remembered with honour:

Taranto Town Cemetery Extension, Italy  Northam War memorial. St Margaret's book of Remembrance

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