Baron Abinger

Lord Abinger

Shelley Leopold Laurence Scarlett, 5th Baron Abinger, joined the Anglesey in 1885.

A Naval Reserve Officer he was attached to the Bedfordshires during the war, and died on active service in May 1917, aged 45. He is buried at Brookwood Cemetery.

Abinger was Honorary Attaché to Stockholm between 1897 and 1899, an honorary Major in the Army, and a JP. He was the great grandson of Percy Bysshe Shelley (by adoption). The 1917 Yearbook spoke of his “genial bonhomie”.

As a Shelley, he was related to fellow OW and Freemason Lt Cecil W C Shelley.

Abinger was initiated into Powney Lodge No 3099 in 1906 in somewhat unorthodox conditions – he was initiated passed and raised quickly so that he might rush off and found another lodge. He was a more regular member of Malmesbury Lodge No 3156, a lodge he shared with fellow OW Capt Charles Maud