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Charles Edward SHELDON

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Surname: SHELDON

Forename(s): Charles Edward

Place of Birth: Garsdale, Yorkshire

Service No: 33564

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 6th Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-12-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. F. 4.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Charles Edward Sheldon was the son of Philip and Ann Sheldon, née Akrigg. Philip was born at Garsdale and Ann at Ingleton Fells (Chapel-le-Dale), Yorkshire. Ann died in 1890 and Philip married Mary Winn, née Harper, a widow, in 1893.

1891 Garsdale, Yorkshire Census: Gileses - Charles Edward Sheldon, aged 6 years, born Garsdale, son of Philip Sheldon, widower.

1901 Liverpool, Lancashire Census: 31, Harper Road - Charles E. Sheldon, aged 16 years, born Garsdale, Yorkshire. [Charles was employed by George and Janet Haygarth who were both born at Garsdale, Yorkshire and were cow keepers.]

Charles was married to Ellen Collier in 1910.

1911 Liverpool, Lancashire Census: 10, Castor Street, Everton - Charles E. Sheldon, aged 26 years, born Garsdale, Yorkshire, husband of Ellen Sheldon.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Charles E. Sheldon, 33564, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

A short biography of Charles is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 – But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 6th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 6th Division

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Surname: SHELDON

Forename(s): Charles Edward

Born: Garsdale, Yorks


Enlisted: Liverpool

Number: 33564

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's (Shropshire Light Infantry)

Battalion: 1st Battalion


Died Date: 02/12/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Surname: SHELDON

Forename(s): C E

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 33564

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Unit: 1st Bn.



Died Date: 02/12/1917

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


SHELDON Philip of Wren-street Everton Liverpool cowkeeper died 15 July 1912 Administration Liverpool 30 August to Mary Sheldon widow. Effects £376 3s. 5d.

‘Liverpool Echo’ (10 December 1917)



SHELDON–December 2, 1917, killed in action, aged 34 years, Private Charles Edward Sheldon, the beloved husband of Ellen Sheldon, of 106, Boundary-lane, and son of the late Philip Sheldon, of 6 and 8, Wren-street, Everton.

“At twilight the shadows keep whisp’ring your name,
The fire flickers pictures of you in each flame.
And it’s then that we miss you from home.”

‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (15 December 1917)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)


SHELDON, Pte. Charles Edward, was killed in action in France on December 2nd. He was the third son of the late Philip Sheldon, Wren Street, Liverpool, and formerly of Garsdale. He leaves a widow and four young children.

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