The Baedeker Raid on York

AC1 Charles William Shufflebotham

Charles Shufflebotham was a member of the Station Staff and was killed when the Guardroom at RAF Clifton was hit by bombs.

He was 34 years old and is buried in the Sutton Coldfield Cemetery.

Photograph courtesy of Chris Fursdon (Charlie's niece)

Additional information courtesy of Chris Fursdon (Charlie's niece):
Charlie was not supposed to be on duty that weekend but he changed shifts for a friend.
He left behind a widow and two small sons. Sadly, his wife died six months later leaving the boys to be looked after by family.
Charlie's name is on a memorial plaque together with his younger brother at Saint James Church, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

All grave and cemetery photographs courtesy of Sid Woods.