Born in Weston in 1885, the son of James and Mary Shadbolt of Weston. Baptised 19 July 1885 in Weston. 1911 Census: living with family in Damask Green, Weston, Herts and working as a 'carpenter on estate'.
Enlisted in Hitchin, Herts. Served in France and Flanders. Killed in action.
Originally with Bedfordshire Regiment, no. 27029. Father George received a war gratuity of £3.