Bertram Sheldrick

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Bertram Sheldrick' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Bertram Sheldrick' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Bertram Sheldrick' page

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Bertram Sheldrick

 

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
4/6266

Date of Enlisting:
6.8.1914

Date of death:
19.3.1915

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of
   Honour
Ashwell Village War Memorial

 

 

Bertie was with the Special Reserve and when war broke out he enlisted at Hitchin on 6th August 1915. He was a private with the Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Battalion, Regimental number 4/6266 and served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders. He died in a Base Hospital on 19th March 1915 of gunshot wounds received in action at Neuve Chapelle.

Bertie was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is buried at the Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre France, and commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
1889

Birth Place:
Thriplow, Cambridgeshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Bertie was born in Thriplow, Cambridgeshire the fourth son of John and Martha (nee Scoot) Sheldrick. He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. The 1911 census shows Bertie, a general labourer, boarding at 32 Talbot Street, Hertford. Before enlisting he had been with the Army Reservists.

Bertie’s brother John was killed in action in 1917 whilst serving with the South Wales Borderers.

 

Commentary:

 

Other references:

Events from the pages of the Royston Crow

The War

There was sad news from the ‘Boys at the Front’.  At least three were involved in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. Private ‘Bert’ Sheldrick, of the Beds Regiment, died from his wounds at the Base Hospital in France. We have two pictures in the museum labelled Bert Sheldrick which are reproduced here.

  

 

Name:

Bertram Sheldrick

Birth Place:

Thriplow, Cambridgeshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

19.3.1915

Enlistment Place:

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Bedfordshire Regiment

Battalion:

1st Battalion

Regimental Number:       

4/6266

Type of Casualty:

Died of Wounds

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

This page was added on 31/03/2016.

If you're already a registered user of this site, please login using the form on the left-hand side of this page.