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Full Name
George Byford Sheridan
Rank Last Held
Second Lieutenant
Forename(s)
George Byford
Surname
Sheridan
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
12/4512
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment
Student
Next of Kin
Mrs H.W. Townsend (mother), 46 South Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
11th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company
Embarkation Date
1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
28
Page on Nominal Roll
4
Last Unit Served
Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
15 September 1916
Age at Death
30
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
George Sheridan was the son of Eliza Townsend (formerly Sheridan) of 68 Main St., Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand, and the late George Sheridan. A Theological Student.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Shelton, F. - Sherlock (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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