|Royal Field Artillery||72753||5th Reserve Brigade|
Derbyshire Times November 1916
Born at Crich in 1885, Joseph was the son of George and Mary Sheldon. Before the war he worked as a stone mason. He enlisted in January 1915, entered France in November 1915 and the following November was wounded; this was very briefly reported in the Derbyshire Times on 4 November 1916. He was discharged with the Silver War Badge on 5 September 1917.
Medal Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals. He also was awarded the Silver War Badge
He entered France 14/11/15
Silver War Badge
72753, John Henry Sheldon, Gnr RFA, 5c Res Bde, 238.611, enlisted 11/1/15, discharged 5/9/17, sickness, served overseas
Derbyshire Courier, 31 March 1917
CRICH GUNNER’S WOUNDS
Further particulars have been received by Mr and Mrs George Sheldon of The Tors, Crich, during the week with regard to their youngest son, Gunner Joseph Sheldon. A letter from the Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot, written by a friend states that Gunner Sheldon has been transferred there from the base hospital in France. He's been severely wounded by shell in the left thigh, and in addition is suffering from shell shock and is slightly gassed. The relatives are greatly relieved to hear that he is progressing satisfactorily, as no news had been received since the intimation that he was dangerously wounded. Gunner Sheldon is a fine physique and when living at Crich was a good local exponent with the gloves.
|George||Sheldon||Head||50||Machinist cotton mill||Sutton|
|Bertha||Sheldon||daughter||18||Spinner cotton mill||Crich|
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|Joseph Henry||Sheldon||Boarder||24||Stone dresser||Crich|
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