Percy Shackleton (1887-1916)


Birth: 29 January 1887 Islington, Middlesex, UK
Father: Henry Shackleton c1841-a1901
Mother: Martha Luff 1846-1904

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: April-June 1916 Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Wife: Mabel Kate de Cort [Reynolds] 1894-1927

Death: 31 May 1916 North Sea


None known


Birth of Percy Shackleton in FreeBMD in January-March 1887 in Islington (1b 380). The family were living at 41 Myddleton Buildings, High Street, Islington in 1888 and 80 Myddleton Buildings in 1890.

In the 1891 census as Percy Shackleton aged 4, born in Islington, London, and living with his parents (Henry and Martha), brother (Charles), and sister (Constance) in 3 rooms at 4 Goodson Road, Fulham, London (the same address was shared with two other families). This was near the crossing of A3218 Lillie Road and B317 North End Road.

In 1893 the family were living at 13 George Square, Fulham and in 1899 at 41 Humbolt Road, Fulham.

In the 1901 census as Percy Shackleton aged 14, born in Islington, London, and living with his mother (Martha) in 2 rooms at 148 Dawes Road (now the A3219), Fulham. There is one other family at the same address. His father 'slept at the hospital'.

In the 1911 census as Percy Shackleton aged 24, born in Islington, Middlesex, single, a musician in the Royal Navy, and living at Royal Sailors Rest, 74 -174 Commercial Road, Buckingham Street, And Chardos Street, Portsea and Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire with many other RN personnel.

Marriage of Percy Shackleton and Mabel K de Cort in FreeBMD in April-June 1916 in Portsmouth (2b 908).

Entry in Ancestry UK, Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919 for Percy Shackleton born on 29 January 1887 in Fulham, London, a musician in the Royal Marine Band, killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on HMS Invincible on 31 May 1916. His body was not recovered for burial. His wife lived at 13 Cromwell Road, Eastney, Portsmouth.

Entry in the HMS Invincible Casualty List for Shackleton, Percy, Musician, R.M.B.

HMS Invincible was built at Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Ltd on Tyneside. She was laid down on 2 April 1906, and launched at 3 p.m. on 13 April 1907 by Lady Allendale. She was constructed with a new form of turret operation, namely electrically powered mountings for the 12-inch guns - a first in British naval construction. She was fitted with two turrets each built by Vickers Ltd. and the Elswick Ordnance Company. HMS Invincicible was the flagship of the 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron during the Battle of Jutland. The squadron had been detached from Admiral Beatty's Battlecruiser Fleet a few days before the battle for gunnery practice with the Grand Fleet and acted as its heavy scouting force during the battle. She was destroyed by a magazine explosion during the battle after 'Q' turret was penetrated.

There are five entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Percy Shackleton born in 1887 in Islington, London, parents Henry Shackleton and Martha Luff.

David Hornblow has an entry for Percy Shackleton, son of Henry Shackleton and Martha Luff, born in 1886 in Islington, London.


Percy Shackleton was my half second cousin once removed.

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