John Allen Shuter

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Commander (retired) John Allen Shuter, R.N. (30 July, 1887 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Abbey Wood, Erith.

Shuter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1909.

From 25 November 1914 until 7 June 1915, Shuter was serving in the armed merchant cruiser Changuinola.

Shuter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1917.

Shuter served sas Assistant Mine Clearance Officer, Area III encompassing the Orkneys from May 1919 until the appointment was cancelled on 1 October, 1919.

Shuter was placed on the Retired List at his own request with gratuity on 14 December, 1920.

Shuter was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 July, 1927.

World War II

Removed from list of R.N. Officers on 10 September 1942 for reasons that seem financial in nature, as he appealed this decision in 1944, citing payments made via Barclays in August 1943.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Atherstone
12 Jun, 1916[1] – 14 Mar, 1917
Succeeded by
Claude P. Hermon-Hodge
Preceded by
Claude P. Hermon-Hodge
Captain of H.M.S. Foxglove
14 Mar, 1917[2] – 18 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Basil R. Brooke
Preceded by
Rudolph L. Wikner
Captain of H.M.S. Garth
18 Feb, 1919[3] – May, 1919
Succeeded by
Frank E. Woodward


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 392g.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 796.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 799.