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Colonel Sir John Joseph Shute, CMG, DSO, TD, JP, DL (1873 – 13 September 1948) was a volunteer soldier, businessman and Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

CareerEdit

His business career saw him acting as a partner in various Liverpool-based firms of cotton brokers.[1][2][3][4]

Military careerEdit

In 1896 he was promoted to lieutenant in the 1st Volunteer Battalion, King's (Liverpool) Regiment,[5] and in 1900 to captain.[6] The 1st Volunteer Battalion became the 5th Battalion on the establishment of the Territorial Force in 1908.[7] Shute transferred to the 5th with many of his colleagues.[8] He served in the unit during the First World War, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and being awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO),[9] the Territorial Decoration (TD)[10] and in the 1918 King's Birthday Honours he was made a Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) for his military services.[11] He remained in the TA after the war, being promoted to Colonel in 1923.[12] He retired in 1930.[13]

Political careerEdit

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool Exchange at a by-election in 1933 following the death of the Conservative MP Sir James Reynolds. Shute was re-elected in 1935, and held the seat until his narrow defeat at the 1945 general election by the Labour Party candidate Bessie Braddock.

HonoursEdit

In 1921 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the County Palatine of Lancaster.[14] He was knighted in the New Year Honours, 1935, "for political, public and social services in Lancashire, particularly in Liverpool".[15][16] In 1938 he was appointed Honorary Colonel of a sub-unit of the Royal Army Service Corps,[17] reliquishing the appointment in 1948.[18]

NotesEdit

  1. The London Gazette: no. 28860. p. 6121. 4 August 1914. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 31581. p. 12179. 3 October 1919. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 33439. p. 7507. 16 November 1928. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 37292. p. 4870. 2 October 1945. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26771. p. 4821. 25 August 1896. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27197. p. 3411. 29 May 1900. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  7. Frederick, John Bassett Moore (1969), Lineage book of the British Army; Mounted Corps and Infantry, 1660-1968, p. 108
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8036. 6 November 1908. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29608. pp. 5566–5569. 2 June 1916. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 29656. pp. 6743–6744. 7 July 1916. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30716. pp. 6452–6453. 31 May 1918. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 32821. p. 3315. 8 May 1923. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 33652. p. 6249. 14 October 1930. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 32339. p. 4301. 31 May 1921. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  15. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 34119. pp. 1–2. 28 December 1934. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 34135. p. 1269. 22 February 1935. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 34509. p. 3024. 10 May 1938. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  18. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 38301. p. 3188. 25 May 1948. Retrieved 2007-12-13.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir James Reynolds
Member of Parliament for Liverpool Exchange
1933–1945
Succeeded by
Bessie Braddock

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