Genealogy of John "Mad Jack" Fuller


Sir John Bridger Shiffner 6th Bart

Births Sep 1899
Shiffner John Bridger Lewes 2b 171

2nd Lieut Royal Sussex Regt. Killed in action.
Initials: J B Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Sussex Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 24/09/1918
Additional information: 6th Bart. of Coombe. Eldest son of Sir John Shiffner, 5th Bart., and of Lady Shiffner, of Coombe Place, Lewes, Sussex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 5.

Sacred to the memory
sir John Bridger Shiffer
6th Baronet
Of Coombe, Sussex
2nd Leiut: Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in Action at Gricourt
24th September 1918
Aged 19 Years

Sussex Express, 14 October 1918

"Sir J.B.Shiffner, Bart
Killed in Action
Readers will regret to learn that official news was received on Wednesday by Lady Shiffner, 57 Brunswick Square, Brighton, stating that her husband, Second Lieutenant Sir John Bridger Shiffner, Bart, Was killed in action in France on September 24th.
Deceased, who was 19 years of age last August, was educated at Wellington College and privately under the tuition of Mr Bent Parkfield, Haywards Heath. In 1915 he joined the London Scottish Cadet Corps to which he was attached about 12 months and afterwards passed through Sandhurst. He joined the Royal Sussex Regiment last May, and during September was drafted to France, where he remained at the base for about 10 days. He entered the fighting line on September 23rd and sad to relate made the supreme sacrifice the following day.
The Baronetcy was created in 1818 and deceased, who was sixth of the line, succeeded his father in April 1914. In June last he married Sybil Helen Gibbons, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Sills Clifford Gibbons, of Scaynes Hill. Sir John Bridger Shiffner formerly resided at Coombe Place, Hamsey, and later at Bevern Bridge House, Cahiley, and quite recently removed to Brighton.
The greatest sympathy is extended to Lady Shiffner, also the Dowager Lady Shiffner, who for the last 6 months has been a nurse at the Royal Pavilion Red Cross Hospital, Brighton and is at present engaged in the artificial limb department of the same institution."

Reginald Guy Thomas Du Voeux Paget QC MP

Reginald Thomas Guy Des Voeux Paget, Baron Paget of Northampton, PC, QC, (2 September 1908 – 2 January 1990), also known as Reginald Guy Thomas Du Voeux Paget was a British lawyer and Labour politician.

The son of Major Thomas Guy Frederick Paget was Member of Parliament (MP) for Northampton from 1945 to 1974. He was advocate of Erich von Manstein and a strong opponent of the execution of Derek Bentley.

In 1931, he married Sybil Helen Gibbons, daughter of Sills Clifford Gibbons.

Paget was both Privy Counsellor and Queen's Counsel. On 2 January 1975, he was created a life peer as Baron Paget of Northampton, of Lubenham in the County of Leicestershire.
Source: Wikipedia

Major Sir Henry Burrows Shiffner 7th Bart OBE

Births Sep 1902
Shiffner Henry Burrows Lewes 2b 173

Educated Wellington College. RMA. Major Royal Artillery. Served in World War II. A.D.C to the Governor of Uganda, Sir William Gowers [governor from 1925 - 1932], 1926-29. Married Elizabeth Gowers, niece of the Governor and daughter of Sir Ernest Gowers. Killed in action in North Africa during the Second World War. " It appears that Sir Henry was hit and mortally wounded whilst on a forward reconnaissance soon after taking over the battery [203 Field Battery of 51st Regt. R. A. then in the desert at Sidi Rezegh]." Source: "Our Parish" by Jack Harmer

Initials: H B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 51 (The Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Age: 39
Date of Death: 22/11/1941
Service No: 14502
Awards: OBE
Additional information: 7th Bt. Son of Sir John Shiffner, 5th Bt., and Lady Shiffner; husband of Lady (Margaret Mary) Shiffner (nee Gowers), of Hampstead, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 37.


Of Ockley, Surrey.