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Sergeant J S Sheard

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 28th February 1917

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Sergeant J S Sheard, West Riding Regiment, has died at a clearing station in France of wounds received on February 18th. he joined the Army on September 4th, 1914, and had been in France nearly two years. He was previously wounded in June, 1915. He leaves a widow and one baby, which he had only seen once. He was the son-in-law of Mr & Mrs George Hall, of 38 Bilton Drive, Harrogate.

 

Harrogate Herald - 14th March 1917

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Sergeant J S Sheard, West Riding Regiment, has died at a clearing station in France of wounds received on February 18th. he joined the Army on September 4th, 1914, and had been in France nearly two years. He was previously wounded in June, 1915. He leaves a widow and one baby, which he had only seen once. He was the son-in-law of Mr & Mrs George Hall, of 38 Bilton Drive, Harrogate, having married Miss Lilian Hall, who was formerly employed at the Herald Printing Works. The following is a copy of a letter received by Mrs Lilian Sheard : "I want to try and express to you how extremely grieved and sorry I am to learn of the death of your husband 2413 Sergeant T S Sheard; he was wounded in action on February 17th, whilst taking a very prominent part in a small enterprise against the enemy - as we thought, slightly, but I heard yesterday that he died in hospital. Sergeant Sheard behaved in a very gallant way during the operation, and I am enclosing a ribbon of the medal which he was awarded for his gallantry on that occasion, and I hope that in your great trouble the ribbon may be some comfort to you. It is a sign that his gallant behaviour was recognised, and it will long keep in mind that he was a soldier that died a very noble death.

Yours respectfully,

F S Mower, Captain, West Yorks Regt.

The ribbon enclosed is the one given with the Military Medal.

 

Harrogate Herald - 18th February 1920

In loving remembrance of Sergeant J S Sheard, MM, West Riding Regiment, who died of wounds, February 18th, 1917 From his wife and Madge.

 

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