Sheldrick, Bertram

Sheldrick, Bertram

 

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

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