JOHN ARTHUR SHERMAN

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

 

Born: 1896, All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Died: 9th August 1919; age: 23; at Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Residence: 29, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Engineer’s Labourer – R.W. Paul & Co.

Enlistment in the East Anglian (Howitzer) Brigade, R.F.A. – Location: Ipswich Drill Hall; Date: 30th July 1913; Age: 17 years & 3 months. Signed up for 4 years. Next of Kin: parents: John & Mary, brother Bertie & sister Dorothy, of 29, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft & 7ins.

 

Service:

Appointed A/Bombardier – 1st April 1915.

Reverts to rank of Gunner at his own request – 22nd May 1915.

Appointed A/Bombardier 1st December 1915.

Embarked – Southampton – 17th November 1915.

Disembarked – Havre – 18th November 1915.

Reverts to Driver at his own request 12th March 1916.

Posted to Base Details – 55 D.A.C. – 18th May 1916.

Attached 55th Division – Heavy French Mortar Battery – in the field – 23rd May 1916.

Granted 10 days leave with Ration Allowance – 5th February 1917.

Admitted 25th General Hospital, Hardelot- Plage with Inflammation of the Connective Tissue – Multiple – 27th July 1917.

Joined 3 Camp – fit – Boulogne – 16th August 1917.

 

Home: 30th July 1915 – 16th November 1915.

France: 17th November 1015 – 11th April 1918.

Home: 12th April 1918.

 

Offence: High Wycombe – 28th March 1918 – W.O.A.S. Absent Without Leave – 4.30pm till 6.30am 29th March 1918 – Deprived 2 days pay.

 

Discharged on Demobilisation – 29th July 1918 – Charlton.

 

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 895119.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘B’ Battery, 298th Brigade.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.75.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   18, James Street, Ipswich.

 

John was 5 years old and living with his mother & brother. They were Boarders at the home of 27 year old, Jabez Smith.

Mary Ann Sherman (nee Cullum), 30, born Ipswich.

Bertie Thomas Sherman, 3, born Ipswich.

 

His father John was in the Army.

 

1911   5, Watts Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich.

 

John was 15 years old, a Laundry Van Man. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John Sherman, 40, a Bricklayer’s Labourer – Builder, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann, 40.

Bertie, 13.

Stanley Sherman, 8, born Ipswich.

William Ernest Sherman, 6, born Ipswich.

George William Sherman, 4, born Ipswich.

David Sherman, 2, born Ipswich.

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