Sheldrick, John

Jack Sheldrick

Sheldrick, John



Military History:


South Wales Borderers


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:


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:

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Ashwell, Hertfordshire



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.



Name:John Sheldrick
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:19.8.1917
Enlistment Place:Hitchin, Hertfordshire
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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