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Lyttelton, Antony John (Littelton, Antony on the Plaque.)

Charles Frederick Lyttelton*  and Sibell Eleanor Maud Kay-Shuttleworth (formerly Adeane**) had married in the Parish Church of St. Bartholomew the Great in London on the 11th May 1920, where Sibell is described as a widow.  Both were from distinguished families from the Peerage.

*http://www.thepeerage.com/p1009.htm#i10082

**http://www.thepeerage.com/p8276.htm#i82754

Antony John’s mother Sibell F.M. Lyttelton had been married before, Sibell Eleanor Maud Adeane was the daughter of Charles Robert Whorwood Adeane and Madeline Pamela Constance Blanche Wyndham.   She married, firstly, Hon. Edward James Kay-Shuttleworth, son of Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baron Shuttleworth and Blanche Marion Parish, on 5 December 1914.  She married, thirdly, Roger Thomas Baldwin Fulford, son of Canon F. J. Fulford, on 27 September 1937.

http://www.thepeerage.com/p8276.htm#i82751

Antony John Lyttelton* was born on the 21st July 1921, the son of Charles Frederick & Sibell Eleanor Maud LYTTELTON, he was baptised in St. Deniol’s Church, Hawarden on the 21st August 1921, their address was The Rectory, Hawarden, Charles Frederick Lyttelton was a Clerk in Holy Orders.

*http://www.thepeerage.com/p8276.htm#i82754

A few years later another son Martin William was born on the 11th March 1923 and baptised in a private ceremony on the 16th March 1923 by his father, Charles Frederick Lyttelton, but sadly he died when he was 5 days old, again Charles Frederick performed the ceremony when he was buried on the 17th March 1923.

Hawarden Parish Registers – re Charles Frederick’s role as Rector – 1st Bapt. I could find was on the 4th Oct. 1920 for Edith Marian d/o Joseph Jones? & Marian VAUGHAN, Ewloe, Boilermaker. (Page 83 No. 742) and the last Bapt. He performed was on the 16th September 1928 (Page 120 No. 1079) Born 21st August 1918, Bapt. 16th Sept. 1929, Elsie d/o Robert & Maud BERRY, 53, Hawarden Way, Mancot Royal (Deceased).  C.F. LYTTELTON.

I was trying to find the connection to Hawarden, but as you can see above and below, there is one.   The connection first is Mary Glynne.   http://www.thepeerage.com/p1009.htm#i10088

  1. 22 July 1813, d. 17 August 1857

Mary Glynne was born on 22 July 1813 at Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales.    She was the daughter of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne, 8th Bt. and Hon. Mary Griffin.   She married George William Lyttelton, 4th Lord Lyttelton, Baron of Frankley, son of William Henry Lyttelton, 3rd Lord Lyttelton, Baron of Frankley and Lady Sarah Spencer, on 25 July 1839.1 She died on 17 August 1857 at age 44 at Hagley, Worcestershire, England.    Her married name became Lyttelton.  They were to have 12 children, one of whom was the Hon. Charles George Lyttelton, 8th Viscount Cobham.    His son The Rev. Hon. Charles Frederick Lyttelton married Sibell Eleanor Maud Kay-Shuttleworth (formerly Adeane).

Hawarden Events Book 1864 – 2008 – William GLADSTONE (In Folder)  1920 – Page 69/70

The Rev. F.S.M. BENNETT, Rector of Hawarden was appointed Dean of Chester and left the Parish after 10 years notable work much respected and esteemed.    The loss of Mrs. BENNETT was much felt.    Later in the year His Grace the Archbishop of Wales to whom it fell on this first occasion after Disestablishment to appoint, after consultation with the Ex Patron of Hawarden and the Churchwardens, select the Rev. the Hon. C.F. LYTTELTON, 3rd son of Ld. COBHAM as Rector and once more a close family relationship was established between Castle and Rectory.    Mr. LYTTELTON was instituted at a striking service in Hawarden Church by Archdeacon FLETCHER in the unavoidable absence of the Archbishop.

1921 – Page 75

The Hawarden School children at 11am, after a very short service in Church laid a Wreath of Laurel on the Village Memorial, the Rector saying a few appropriate words, then the Lord Lieut., Mrs. H.N.G., Mrs. DREW, Mrs. F. PARRISH, Mrs. LYTTELTON Miss Helen GLADSTONE, Mrs. Tilney BASSETT and others were present.

Anthony John was Sibell’s  first born and last remaining son of her marriage to The Rev. Hon. Charles Frederick Lyttelton who died in 1931 age 44 years. (Paddington Vol.  1a Page 82).

On the 1939 National Register Sibell is seen living at Eton College, Warre House , Eton, Buckinghamshire, England  with her new husband at the home of her elder sister Pamela, who had married School master at Etonand Officer, George W. Lyttelton.   Sibell’s sister Pamela was described as doing “Unpaid Domestic Duties,” as most married women with no job was described on this register.  Sibell’s 3rd husband Roger T.B. Fulford gives his date of birth as the 24th November 1902 and he was in the War Dept., Military Censors, while Sibell’s date of birth was the 17th September 1890 and again she was doing “Unpaid Domestic Duties.”   There was one redacted or closed record, and quite a large number of their domestic household staff.

I cannot find any information on Anthony John’s early and teenage years and cannot find him on the National Register in 1939, the newspaper cutting of the Chester Chronicle 11th March 1944 sheds some light on this young man, who was educated at Sunningdale and Eton – https://www.sunningdaleschool.co.uk/history/

Please see the newspaper cutting below.    The web addresses below may help shine a light on what happened to him as sadly I cannot find any Service Records.

Grenadier Guards WW2

http://www.grengds.com/static.php?content_id=145

The Regiment was represented in the Eighth Army’s famous advance to Tunisia, taking part in the battle of Mareth, where the 6th Battalion, the first to meet the enemy after the evacuation of Dunkirk, suffered heavy casualties but won the respect of friend and foe alike. The 3rd and 5th Battalions shared in the invasion of North Africa; all three Battalions were engaged in the invasion of Italy and the Italian campaign, the 5th Battalion forming part of the force that landed at Anzio.

Also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guards_Armoured_Division

However he was to find himself in possibly “Operation Shingle,” for the invasion of Anzio, please see https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/anzio-the-invasion-that-almost-failed and

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-anzio

Taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Citation:-

History Information

On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Progress through southern Italy was rapid despite stiff resistance, but by the end of October, the Allies were facing the German winter defensive position known as the Gustav Line, which stretched from the river Garigliano in the west to the Sangro in the east. Initial attempts to breach the western end of the line were unsuccessful. Operations in January 1944 landed troops behind the German lines at Anzio, but defences were well organised, and a breakthrough was not actually achieved until May. The site for this cemetery was selected not long after the landings at Anzio and the burials here date from the period immediately following the landings.

 On the Casualty List 2, W/Lt J.A. Lyttelton Regtl. NO. 219021 is recorded as being “Killed in Action – D.N.R., which I believe is “Date not recorded.”

Whereas Casualty List  Page 7 (Corrections) tells us:- Grenadie4r Guards, Lyttelton, W/Lt J.A. 219021 D.N.R. – Should read –Died of Wounds 24th February 1944.

His probate incorrectly states he died in London:-

LYTTELTON, John Anthony of 10, Wilton-street, Belgrave-square, London S.W.1 died 24th February 1944 on war sercice.   Administration  Oxford 9 October to Sibell Eleanor Maud FULFORD (wife of Roger FULFORD).

His connection to Hawarden must have still been strong when the War Memorial was being erected as his name was put forward to be added to the list of these young men who gave so much for us all.

Addendum:-

Taken from – https://www.unithistories.com/units_index/default.asp?file=../officers/personsx.html

Lyttelton,Humphrey Richard Adeane

“Humph” – H.R.A. Lyttelton – Son* (with four sisters) of George William Lyttelton (1883-1962), second son of the 8th Viscount Cobham, and Pamela Marie Adeane (1889-1975).

Married 1st (19.08.1948; marriage dissolved 1952) Patricia Mary Braithwaite Gaskell, daughter of John Wellesley Gaskell; one daughter.

Married 2nd (01.11.1952) Elizabeth Jill Richardson, daughter of Albert E. Richardson; two sons, one daughter.

23.05.1921 – Eton College, Buckinghamshire

*1.Helena Frances Lyttelton+2

2.Diana Maud Lyttelton+2 b. 1920, d. 15 Mar 2008

3.Humphrey Richard Adeane Lyttelton+2 b. 23 May 1921, d. 25 Apr 2008

4.Margaret Rose Lyttelton+2 b. 1926, d. 3 Jan 2015

5.Mary Pamela Lyttelton+2 b. 29 Nov 1929


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