John Sheldrick

Photo:Jack Sheldrick

Jack Sheldrick

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

John Sheldrick

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:
South Wales Borderers

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
40406

Date of Enlisting:
17.6.1916

Date of death:
19.8.1917

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ypres, Arrondissment Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium

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

 

 

John enlisted at Hitchin on 17th June 1916.  He served with the South Wales Borderers 10th Battalion, Regimental number 40406 in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Belgium.  He died of wounds on 19th August 1917.

John was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ypres, Arrondissment Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium, and commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
1.11.1891

Birth Place: 
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence: 
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

John was born in Ashwell, the sixth son of John and Martha (nee Scoot) Sheldrick.  He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell and before enlisting in the army he was a farm labourer.

John’s brother Bertie died of wounds on 19th March 1915 at Neuve Chapelle, France.

 

Commentary:

Name:

John Sheldrick

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

19.8.1917

Enlistment Place:

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

South Wales Borderers (formerly Bedfordshire Regiment)

Battalion:

10th Battalion

Regimental Number:          

40406 (formerly 37504)

Type of Casualty:

Died of Wounds

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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