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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
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:
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