WILFRED EDWIN SHELDRICK

Wilfred is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

 

Born: 12th April 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 27th December 1944; age: 27; as a Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Residence: 58, Hervey Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Building Gang Labourer – Non-Ferrous Mill.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828785.

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

2.L.24.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,

Thailand.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of Edgar Albert & Alice Maud Sheldrick, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Edgar Albert Sheldrick, born 1864, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich – died 1938, Ipswich. A House Painter.

Mother: Alice Maud Sheldrick (nee Cork), born February 1877, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.

 

Wilfred was a Building Gang Labourer – Non-Ferrous Mill. He was living with his widowed mother & brother at their family home – 3, Sturdee Avenue, Ipswich.

Alice, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Frank Lionel Sheldrick, a Seed Crusher, born November 1909, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Alice Maud Sheldrick – widow.

Cambridgeshire Regiment

The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.( including 4/5th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment)
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.

Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

SUFFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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