Gershom Shuttleworth was born about 1892, the eldest of six children of fish dealer and frier Benjamin Shuttleworth and his wife, Lucy Ann.In 1901 the family were living in Regent Street Eccleshill and by 1911 they had moved to 168 New Line, Greengates. Before war was declared the family emigrated to Canada and according to the Commonwealth War Graves records, were living at 275 Daisville, Toronto.On 17 September 1915, the Shipley Times & Express reported: “Gunner G Shuttleworth of New Line, Greengates, is officially reported to have died of wounds received in action in France.
“On the outbreak of war Gunner Shuttleworth, who was with his parents in Canada, returned to his native country and enlisted in the RGA at Bradford Moor. After a few months’ training at Portsmouth he was made range-finder in connection with our aerial defences.“He went to France in March and in a letter to one of his Greengates friends he said he had had a little experience in the firing line where it was very lively at times. Our Tommies, he said, were always smiling and cheerful.“Gunner Shuttleworth is the second Greengates soldier who has given his life for his country.”