1915/15 STAR TRIO AND MEMORIAL PLAQUE TO SHELDON WEST RIDING REGT-KILLED 20/09/1917
1914/15 Star trio, named to: 13093 PTE.T.SHELDON W RID.R.(Sjt on pair)
Bronze Memorial Plaque named to: THOMAS SHELDON.
Serjeant Thomas Sheldon 13093 Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment was killed on the 20th September 1917.The husband of Emma Shelon,of 92,Cotewall Rd., Manchester Road, Bradford.He is buried at the Bedford House Cemetery.
Thomas Sheldon was born Horton, Bradford in 1886.
Comes with a folder of research, including , including census returns, etc and a photo and obituary of Sheldon from the Bradford Weekly Telegraph:
Sheldon Sergeant Thomas, of 92,Cotewall Road, Bradford has been killed while being taken to the dressing station. He enlisted in September 1914,had been in France over two years and had only been back eight weeks after being home on leave. In a letter to his widow, his C.Q.M.S. says "He was well liked by officers and other ranks of his company, and his loss is keenly fely by by all, he was an excellent soldier. He was wounded twice, and was on his way to the dressing station when he was again hit by a heavy shell, which gave him his his death blow. All your husband's comrades in this company sympathise with you in your sad bereavement" Sergeant Sheldon is the third member of his family to make the supreme sacrifice. Four brothers are still serving, three in France, and his eldest brother Luke
is in hospital in Salonica. The sergeant leaves a widow.
Medals and plaque about good very fine, two small holes in top of plaque.