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Place of Birth: Marylebone, Middlesex
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Hampshire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 29th Division
Date of Death: 1915-08-06
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 126-135 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Surtees (baptized as Isaac Surtees) Sheffield (born 8 June 1878) was the son of Isaac and Mary Ann Sheffield, née Nelson. Isaac was born at Carlisle, Cumberland and Mary at London, Middlesex.
1881 London Census: 2, Stratford Place - Isaac Sheffield, aged 2 years, born Marylebone, Middlesex, son of Isaac and Mary A. Sheffield.
1891 Hammersmith, London Census: 42, Westcroft Square - Isaac S. Sheffield, aged 12 years, born Marylebone, London. [Surtees and his brothers and sisters, who were orphans, were living with Rosa Blackmore.]
Surtees Sheffield is commemorated on a brass plaque in St Nicholas's Church, Wickham, Hampshire. "To the beloved memory of/Fanny Woodroffe-Hicks/widow of G. Wicks & Dau: of J. Wayte/Who entered into rest Dec: 21st 1917/Also/to the dear memory of/Surtees Sheffield/Lieut: 2nd Hampshire Regt./who fell at Achi-Baba Aug: 6th 1915/Make them be numbered with thy saints./1900-02 South Africa 1915 Gallipoli."
Surtees Sheffield's brother - Major George Nelson Sheffield, 3rd Bn Essex Regiment died on the 1 January 1918 and is buried at Hastings, Sussex.
Surtees's sister, Esther Fleming Wayte Hicks, lived at Dent, Yorkshire (see 'Craven Herald' articles). Esther married Charles Wayte Hicks in 1892.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Lieut Surtees Sheffield, Hampshire Regiment. Theatre of war first served in: Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. Date of entry therein: 6 May 1915.
A short biography of Surtees 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: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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T/Lieutenant Surtees SHEFFIELD
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Hampshire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division
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