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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Canadian Cemetery No 2 Neuville St Vast Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Middleton, Derbyshire
John William Sheldon was the son of John Sheldon and Ann Barnes who married at Derby in 1884. Their children included: Frederick (b.1885), John William (b.1890), Joseph (b.1892), Samuel (b.1894), Herbert (b.1895) and Clara Jane (b.1897). All these children were born in Middleton, Derbyshire. The Sheldon family lived at: Hillside Middleton, Derbyshire [C.1891 & C.1901]; The Alley, Middleton [C.1911]. The post-war address given for his parents in the CWGC records was 11 Byron Street, East Kirkby, Nottinghamshire. John Sheldon worked as a quarryman. It is not clear what ultimately happened to John and Ann Sheldon. In 1911 John William Sheldon was living as a boarder at 45 Garden Street, Radford, Nottingham. On 18 March 1916 he married Florence Holmes at Radford St Peter’s Church. The couple may have had a child. If so it would have been William A. (b.1917) born in the Ashbourne registration district just after his father’s death. John William Sheldon’s death notice in the local newspaper gave his home address as 42 Dulwich Street, Radford, which was the family home of his wife’s parents [n.e.p.2.6.1917]. In 1920 Florence Sheldon married Herbert Sheldon at Nottingham. It seems probable that her new husband was John William’s brother.
Card room worker for cotton spinner (C. 1911)
27 Apr 1917
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2954995 - CWGC Website
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Lance Sergeant
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted in Nottingham; killed in action; buried in the Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St Vaast, Pas de Calais, France.
In memoriam published 27th April 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SHELDON. – In loving remembrance of Lance-Sergt. Jack Sheldon, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action April 27th, 1917. No morning dawns, no night returns but what I think of thee. – Still silently mourned by loving wife, Florrie.” In memoriam published 27th April 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SHELDON. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Lce.-Sergt. John Sheldon, Robin Hoods, killed in action April 27th, 1917. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – Sadly missed by his loving wife Florrie.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Canadian Cemetery No 2 Neuville St Vast Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    John William Sheldon - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Canadian Cemetery No 2 Neuville St Vast Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Photograph was published on 15th June 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    John William Sheldon - Photograph was published on 15th June 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918