Historical information

This cross was donated by Mrs Shuter in 1917 in memory of her son Joseph Armand Shuter who died on 15 September 1915 of illness.
Born in 1876, he was the son od Charles Shuter.
He studied at Melbourne Grammar School.
He was the Lieutenant commander on the HMS Victory.
He's buried in England.

In the obituary in the Argus, Tuesday 21 September 1915, page 6:
" Commander Joseph Armand Sunter has died in London, states a message from our correspondent from an illness he contracted when in command of a flotilla of torpedo boat destroyers in the North Sea.
He was the youngest son of the late Mr Charles Shuter, formerly a police magistrate in Melbourne. Born in 1876 he was educated at the Melbourne Church of England Grammar School and entered the navy in 1891. He saw active service in the Samoan rebellion in 1899.
A brother Captain Reginald Shuter, is in the British army and has been wounded in the present war. He served with the Irish Fusiliers in the South African war, where he gained a D.S.O.
Another brother, Dr R.E. Shuter is in charge of the Harefield (London) Hospital for Australian wounded."


The cross is one of the many gifts from the Shuter's family who lost many members during the conflict.

Physical description

Brass cross with a three tier base.

Inscriptions & markings

Inscription at the base is now difficult to read