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.
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.
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.